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200 Dinghies on Lough Ree for Optimist Championships
Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory to all masters and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation that the National Optimist Dinghy sailing event involving junior sailors will take place in and about Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC) on Sat…
Athlone Boat Club Regatta Takes Place this Saturday
Athlone Boat Club on the inland waterways will hold their annual regatta at Coosan Point, Athlone on Sat 26th. Jun 2010 from 08.00 hrs until 19.00hrs. Waterways Ireland requests Masters of vessels, boats and Personal Water Craft to note the…
Shannon One Design Sailing Race from Athlone to Portumna
Waterways Ireland advises the Shannon One Design annual long distance sailing race on the inland waterways will commence at 10.00 hrs on Sat 26th from Athlone Lock, overnight at Banagher and finish at Portumna Bridge on Sun 27th Jun 2010.…
New Grand Canal Route Opens
A route that follows the Grand Canal on the inland waterways being opened today provides access for walkers and cyclists from West Dublin right into Dublin centre. Details of the new route – that cost Euro 25 million – is…
No Blue Flag for Athlone Marina
Athlone Town Council will not apply for a Blue Flag for its 87-berth inland waterways marina until a new drainage scheme is put in place. The marina lost its blue flag in 2009 due to occasional sewage spillages from the…
Channel to Close on Lough Erne
Erne system users on the inland waterways have been advised by Waterways Ireland that the channel east of Castle Island on Lough Erne will be closed from Monday 21st to June 30th. The full notice is attached.
Low Water Levels Warning Issued for Inland Waters
Waterways Ireland has issued a warning to users of all navigations that water levels on the inland waterways have fallen in recent weeks. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to proceed with due caution and prudence when…
Shannon Navigation Lough Derg-Southern Part. Buoy 'A' -off station
Waterways Ireland advises all masters and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation that buoy “A” , situated between Scilly Island and Lushing Rocks in the southern part of Lough Derg is off station and a temporary mark has been…
Shannon Navigation - Roosky to Tarmonbarry
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that water levels have fallen in recent weeks. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to proceed with caution in the area between Roosky Lock…
Waterways Ireland Wins O2 Ability Award
Waterways Ireland has won the coveted O2 Ability Award for Environmental Accessibility for its work on inland waterways at an awards ceremony last evening in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The awards were presented by Ryan Tubridy, RTE and Caroline Casey…
Powerboat Racing on Upper Lough Erne
Powerboat Racing will take place at the Derryad Powerboat Club, Lisnaskea on Ireland's inland waterways on Sun 16 May 2010 from 11.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs. Through traffic will be catered for via the west side of Inishrath Island i.e on…
Shannon Navigation – Sarsfield Lock, Limerick
Waterways Ireland advises that Sarsfield lock, Limerick is now fully operational.
Lower Bann Navigation - Agivey Road Bridge
Inland Waterways Works being undertaken to Agivey Road Bridge on the Lower Bann Navigation will result in a reduction in normal airdraft being encountered.
Erne System - Temporary  Closure of Jetty
Inland waterways boat owners are advised that the public mooring jetty at Lustymore Island on Lower Lough Erne will be closed to the public for construction works for approximately three weeks from Monday 17th May 2010. For further details please…
New Free Waterways Publications for the Season ahead
Waterways Ireland has released three new publications which will provide much assistance to waterway and waterside visitors to Ireland’s Inland Waterways throughout the year. The Waterways Ireland What’s On Guide, promotes a series of events happening alongside as well as…
Grand Canal - Five Day Rule Applies
Waterways Ireland have reminded users of the Grand Canal that as part of ongoing developments at Shannon Harbour, the provisions of S.I No. 24/1988: Canals Act, 1986 Bye-law (25, 1 (d)) will be applied on all hard edged moorings in…

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