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IWAI Kildare will use the Naas Canal Festival to showcase the leisure potential of the Grand Canal
The inland waterways of Co Kildare comes to life this coming October Bank Holiday weekend. Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Kildare will host it’s now annual Naas Canal Festival from Friday October 28th to Monday 31st. A large fleet…
Break up of wooden sunken boat to a skip for disposal
The salvage and disposal of a number of sunk and abandoned vessels from the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal at Lowtown took place on 12-13 October 2016 by Waterways Ireland. As part of the canals clean up a number…
Launching the extension of the Royal Canal Greenway in Co Westmeath on Friday 7 October
#InlandWaters - The extension of the Royal Canal Greenway in Westmeath from Coolnahay Harbour to the Longford county boundary was officially opened last week. The new greenway, a 14.4km cycle way, links with the 32.6km already provided along the waterway under…
Boat trips started at the restored sea lock at Oldbridge - Lock one where everybody entering a boat was provided with a lifejacket
The Boyne Navigation branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) held their annual Open Day on Sunday, 28th August, 2016, to coincide with National Heritage Week. The Open Day was IWAI Boyne Navigation’s biggest event of the year.…
Satellite image of Lough Neagh
#Tourism - Lough Neagh joins an exclusive list of 100 ‘sustainable destinations’ after its success in a global tourism competition this week. As the News Letter reports, the largest inland waterway in the island of Ireland was put forward for…
Panorama of Upper Lough Erne
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland completed the first week of its pilot 'Water Project' for post-primary schools last Friday 30 September. Ninety students and teachers from four second-level schools in Co Fermanagh are engaged in water-based learning activities on Lough Erne…
The lifeboat located the vessel at the junction of Scariff Bay on Lough Derg
Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist four people after their 34ft–cruiser ran aground by the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg today. At 1.39pm, the lifeboat launched with helm Ger Egan, Lian Knight and Delia Ho on board. Winds was east-southeasterly,…
90 students and teachers from four second level schools in Co Fermanagh engaged in water based learning activities on Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland has successfully completed the first week of an innovative pilot 'Water Project' for post-primary schools on the 30th September 2106. 90 students and teachers from four second level schools in Co Fermanagh engaged in water based learning activities…
The 2015 Boderg regatta for Waterwags
In 1903, the clinker built 14–foot 3 inch long Water Wag dinghies from Kingstown, travelled by rail to Dromod Station, from where they were offloaded by their owners, and wheeled on a flat trailer, pulled by a horse, to the…
Mary McInerney with Waterways Ireland’s Sinead Mallon on the ‘boatel’ Lovely Leitrim in Enniskillen this week
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland was on hand to welcome Mary McInerney and Jorgen Bjerknes’ new ‘boatel’ on arrival in Enniskillen earlier this week as part of their tour of the Erne System. Based between Carrick-on-Shannon and Enniskillen, the married couple…
An aerial view of the Grand Canal
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has won the Guardian Award at the 2016 World Canals Conference for its Traditional Heritage Boat Survey of the Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line Canal and Barrow Navigation. Undertaken as part of the Waterways Ireland…
Canal Passages Into & Out of Dublin Suspended Due to Anti–Social Behaviour
Waterways Ireland is advising masters and owners of vessels that passages into and out of Dublin are presently suspended in light of recent anti-social behaviour which has given rise to safety concerns for boaters and staff alike. Inspector of Navigation…
Guests experience a trip in open wheelchair adapted boats, try their hand at fishing & have an opportunity to cruise out on the lake
As members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), we sometimes take access to over 1000km of lakes, rivers & canals for granted writes Alan Kelly. The fact that we can just hop onto a boat and cast off…
Rainbow trout being released in Ardaire Springs. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €536,886 to develop key angling projects in rural areas
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has secured funding of €536,886 to develop key angling projects in rural areas. The investment will see development of new recreational facilities and the maintenance of existing angling infrastructure across eight significant projects. Inland Fisheries Ireland…
Thorsten Kusters and Jens Koschnick Take 1st in the Pairs, with John Boyle and Colm Breheny
German duo Jens Koschnick and Thorsten Kusters scooped this year’s Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships title and the €10,000 prize In a week with some of the best weights seen in the five years of this competition…
Bobby Kerr visits a business on Upper Lough Erne while filming UTV Ireland's Along Home Shores
#OnTV - ​Filming has commenced for the new UTV Ireland programme Along Home Shores. ​​The eight-part TV series is focusing on the waterways of Ireland, with each show examining inland, coastal and offshore lives in a different region of the…

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