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Waterways Ireland Releases New Bye-laws for Public Consultation (Download HERE)
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland and…
Waterways Ireland Commences Work on Killaloe Canal
Waterways Ireland has announced the commencement of the second phase of the improvements at the Killaloe Canal on the inland waterways. The works on the Shannon Navigation at Killaloe involve the repair and widening of the canal wall. Flow Control…
Take Care Navigating Abbey River When Turbines Operate
Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to users of the inland waterways on the Shannon Navigation that it is advised not to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating, due to increased velocity of flow in the…
Waterways Ireland Classic Yacht Regatta has steam, sail and motor
Enjoy four days of classic yacht racing, steamboats, vintage and classic car displays, from Friday 27 August to Monday 30 August at the National Trust’s magnificent Crom Estate, Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh on Ireland's inland waterways.Supported by Waterways Ireland…
Waterways Ireland Harvesting over 30 Tonnes of Weed from Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland has, since the 2nd of August been removing over 30 tonnes of weed from Upper Lough Erne on Ireland's inland waterways per week. In a concerted programme of weed cutting and removal the North-South Body has been working…
A man at the upper controls of a cruiser on the inland waterways jumped to safety just before his vessel hit a bridge in Co Tipperary on Friday last.The man was believed to be attempting to moor the vessel close…
Waterways Ireland to Provide House Boat Berths at Shannon Harbour
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice to users of the Grand Canal of its intention to carry out new inland waterways works by way of provision of house boat berths at Shannon Harbour, Co.Offaly. The work site will be from…
Report Warns of Climate Change Impact on Inland Waters
The implications for Ireland's Coast and Inland Waterways are examined in a report by the Heritage Council and Failte Ireland. The report examines the potential impacts, as well as indirect impacts on heritage from adaptation responses such as flood relief…
Lough Ree Yacht Club Annual Regatta Underway
Inland Waterways Vessels on Lough Ree at Athlone may meet large fleets of sailing craft at the southern end of Lough Ree approximately 3km north of Athlone due to Lough Ree Yacht Club Annual Regatta currently taking place. Masters are…
Wakeboarding Video on Grand Canal Condemned
A video clip of youths wakeboarding on the Grand Canal on Ireland's inland waterways while being towed behind a car on the tow path has drawn the ire of water safety experts who say the actions are 'foolhardy' and 'irresponsible'.…
Dog Poisoned as Toxic Algae Bloom Returns to Lough Ree
People are being advised to mind their pets on South Lough Ree as a toxic algae is present in the water of this inland waterway. Westmeath Co Co is putting up warning signs in the area after a recent occurrence of…
President McAleese Opens 50th Shannon Boat Rally (Pics here)
Over 500 boaters gathered to welcome the President and Dr McAleese. President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland. Inland Association president Paul Garland said “The McAleese family is no stranger to the River Shannon. Most of us have had…
Reported Floating 'Raft' Hazard on Lough Derg
A makeshift raft, of wooden construction, floating low in the water has been reported in the vicinity of the entrance to the Scarriff river on the inland waterways. Owners are requested to keep a sharp look-out and proceed at slow speed…
Study Aims to Turn Dublin Canals into Tourism Earners
Dublin City Canals Study Launched by Lord Mayor and Minister for Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D. The Launch of the Dublin City Canals Study by Lord Mayor Gerry Breen and Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs,…
Consultation on Proposed Waterways Bye Laws Sought
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven inland waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland…
Report on Derg Sinking Asks For Sweeping Safety Changes
A Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into the sinking of an Emerald Star cruiser during its salvage operation on Ireland's inland waterways has made several recommendations to the charter company and Waterways Ireland, and criticised decisions made during in the…

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