Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
A Taste of the Waterways – Favourite Places to Eat & Drink, 2010
If you’ve never spent a few days lazing around our wonderful inland waterways you just don’t know what you’re missing. It’s a magical world of pottering along, enjoying the wildlife and exploring the unfolding countryside - just sooo relaxing… especially…
Royal Canal Reopening Celebrations
Waterways Ireland has hosted the first meeting of the working committee involved in planning the celebrations to mark the reopening of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways. The reopening is intended to take place in September 2010 and will…
Galway Audit Still Seeks Heritage Boats
Field-work for an audit on heritage boats has recorded almost 500 heritage boats from the coastline and inland waterways of Co. Galway. However, despite press advertisements in 2008 and 2009, no boats have been found in the extensive inland areas…
Mooring Warning for Lough Erne Public Jetties
As the inland waterways boating season begins Waterways Ireland has highlighted to waterways users the mooring byelaws applicable on Lough Erne. Waterways Ireland provides public moorings for craft moving along the navigations. Craft movement facilitates greater tourism and recreational income…
Mobile promo unit for Waterways
Waterways Ireland are hitting the road this year with a new mobile promotion unit to spread the word of Ireland's inland waterways at major events around the country. The trailer will pitch up at Triathlone and the National Ploughing Championships…
Scottish Inland Waters Get RYA Backing
RYA Scotland has taken on board the responsibility for representing inland boaters since the Scottish Inland Waterways Association (SIWA) decided to discontinue operations. SIWA's primary aim was to see the Lowland canals re-opened, a goal that has been successfully achieved.…
Monasterevin Lifting Bridge at Grand Canal Barrow Line
Waterways Ireland advise all Masters and users of the Grand Canal & Barrow Navigation that the lifting bridge at Monasterevin on the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal is being replaced. Due to unforeseen circumstances The Barrow Line remains closed…
Funding helps to Share the Waterways
Waterways Ireland are working with Share Holiday Village, The Sports Council for Northern Ireland and Venture Outdoors to make a series of Outdoor Activity Come and try it Days accessible to all on the inland waterways at Upper Lough Erne.…
Maintenance Works Underway at Agivey
Waterways Ireland advises that maintenance works are currently underway to Agivey Road Bridge. A reduction in normal airdraft will be encountered so users should approach the bridge with caution and observe the signage in place advising of the appropriate navigation…
Sailing for the blind in Dromineer
With blind adventurer Mark Pollock hitting the seas for the Round Ireland this year, sailing should be highlighted as an accessible sport for the visually impaired. Shannon Sailing Ireland currently offer training to adults and children with visual impairment. This…
Afloat.ie: Entrance to Lower Bann Navigation, Toombridge
Waterways Ireland wishes has advised all masters of vessels and inland waterways users that the canal entrance to the navigation from Lough Neagh, at Toombridge, is heavily silted consequently there is a least depth of approximately 3ft / 0.9m in…
Afloat.ie: Waterside Danger in Icy Weather Conditions
Waterways Ireland advises of the need to take extreme care in locations along inland waterways, canals, lakes and rivers in the current weather conditions. In particular snow and ice may conceal the water edge of canals or rivers, and provide…
Afloat.ie: OBE Award for IWAI immediate past President Brian Cassells
Mr Brian Cassells, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List. Brian was recommended for this award for services to the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, an all-Ireland voluntary association. Brian has for years represented the aims…
Afloat.ie: Erne Closure of Jetties and Pump Outs
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters, owners and inland waterway users that the undermentioned public moorings will be closed as a result of damage caused by the recent flooding.  These moorings will remain closed until repairs have been carried…
Afloat.ie: 15th Lock & Sallins Navigation Obstruction
On inland waterways, emergency flood alleviation works by Kildare County Council action has caused restriction of navigation 600 metres east of Sallins until further notice. Waterways Ireland are working to remedy the obstruction between the 15th Lock and Sallins on…
Afloat.ie: Roosky Lifting Bridge
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on the information that passage through Roosky Lifting Bridge on the inland waterways will not be available from Wednesday 9th December 2009 until Friday 22nd January 2010 due to maintenance and refurbishment works.…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Brokers

mgm sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating