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Application Time For Waterways Ireland 2018 Event Programme

3rd January 2018
Paddles up on the Shannon-Erne waterway last year as part of 2017’s successful Waterways Ireland Event Programme Paddles up on the Shannon-Erne waterway last year as part of 2017’s successful Waterways Ireland Event Programme

#InlandWaters - The Waterways Ireland 2018 Event Programme is open for 2018 and welcoming applications from waterways and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.

Taking place annually for the past 12 years, the programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities across thousands of communities nationwide.

Involving angling, canoeing, rowing, sailing and power sports, arts, history, drama, learning new skills, these events have most importantly been about having fun.

Sharon Lavin, head of marketing and communications with Waterways Ireland, says: “The new vision for the Event Programme will activate event organisers to consider how they can build in ongoing activity and sustained use of the waterways corridors into their event.

Tourism and participation in recreation has a social and economic impact in waterfront communities, and events are a great way to engage communities with previously under-utilised waterways.”

Applications must now be made online. The guidance notes can be viewed and application form completed online at the Waterways Ireland website. Terms and conditions apply.

The closing date the receipt of completed applications is Monday 22 January.

Waterways Ireland is the recreation and navigation authority for the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann Navigation, Royal Canal, Shannon-Erne Waterway and the Shannon Navigation.

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