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Tank-testing for Suez problem under way on Saturday on the canal at Runcorn in northern Cheshire
While the Evergreen-owned container ship blocking the Suez Canal may be the biggest ship of her kind in the world, canal sailors from many countries have been developing theories as to how best she might be moved, and two Narrowboat…
Royal Canal: Towpath Closure for Essential Maintenance at Killashee
Waterways Ireland advises users of the new Royal Canal Greenway in Co Longford that the towpath on the 44th level of the inland waterway at Killashee will be closed from next Monday 29 March to Monday 12 April to facilitate…
The €12 million scenic Greenway runs through Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Longford
The Royal Canal Greenway, a scenic 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside the historic 225-year-old canal, officially launches today ahead of the summer 2021 season. The €12 million project co-ordinated by Waterways Ireland is the country’s longest Greenway, traversing…
Virtual Launch of the Royal Canal Greenway This Wednesday
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan will be joined by Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, for the virtual launch of the Royal Canal Greenway this coming Wednesday 24 March. No pre-registration is required…
Barrowline Cruisers operates a barge hire business from Vicarstown, Co Laois
A Co Laois barge hire company is seeking tenders to build a new passenger vessel for use on the inland waterways. Barrowline Cruisers in Vicarstown wants to commission and fit out a 46ft passenger barge or boat with a capacity…
Carrybridge Atlantic 85 and the RNLI Rescue Water Craft
 Only a few days after Carrybridge RNLI which operates on Upper Lough Erne, received a generous donation from the Enniskillen Royal Boat Club, its Atlantic 85 Inshore lifeboat answered a shout yesterday (7th) to help a vessel with two people onboard…
Such were the days…..the 2017 fleet getting locked through at Athlone in the Shannon One Designs' 2017 Long Distance Race downriver from Lough Ree to Lough Derg
Many people who visit Ireland's sea coasts under sail are unaware that they're really only seeing half of the story. For the unseen inland Ireland is a vast watery place of myriad lakes and winding waterways, so much so that…
The Royal Canal at Whitworth Road east of Phibsborough
Waterways Ireland advises that site investigation works will take place on the Royal Canal towpath east of Phibsborough until next Wednesday 10 March. These investigate works have been classified as critical infrastructure works so they will continue over the current…
River Shannon Cruising in County Leitrim
Remote and “tranquil” cabin cruiser moorings, kayak trails, canal walks and greenways form part of a €76.5 million tourism plan for the river Shannon published today. As Times.ie reports today, the ten-year masterplan is the first such “whole river” approach…
Shannon Tourism Masterplan Launching Tomorrow
Tomorrow morning, Tuesday 2 March, will see the launch of the Shannon Tourism Masterplan by Heritage Minister Darragh O'Brien and Tourism Minister Catherine Martin as its implementation has already begun. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Shannon Tourism Masterplan sets…
Linda Megahey moves over from Bawnbua Foods and is a board member and treasurer of Aware Northern Ireland
Waterways Ireland has appointed Linda Megahey as finance and personnel director to strengthen corporate leadership as the organisation primes itself for an ambitious growth path in the future. The move has been described as the latest in a series of…
Lough Derg’s Shannon Sailing Ltd Acquired by POD Marine
Dun Laoghaire Harbour-based POD Marine Ltd recently announced the acquisition of Lough Derg boating firm Shannon Sailing Ltd. The deal involved the transfer of an 80-plus-berth, private and enclosed marina with swinging moorings, chandlery and engineering workshop based on the…
The rail bridge over the Grand Canal west of Tullamore town centre
Waterways Ireland advises inland waterways users that essential maintenance works are taking place on the rail bridge over the Grand Canal west of Tullamore until further notice. The maximum safe air draft for passing vessels is 3.2m (10.4ft).
File image of Naomh Éanna at the heritage graving docks in Grand Canal Basin
The Irish Times reports that Waterways Ireland has confirmed plans to sell off the heritage graving docks at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The inland waterways authority says it is “currently considering a range of options” regarding the sale of the…
Shannon Navigation Closure at Tarmonbarry for Lock Gate Repairs
Waterways Ireland advises that emergency repair works to the lock gates at Tarmonbarry on the Shannon Navigation will take place from Monday 8 March to Wednesday 28 April. Passage through Tarmonbarry Lock in Co Roscommon will not be possible during…
File image of the Headrace Canal which runs between Lough Derg and the hydroelectric plant at Ardnacrusha
Waterways Ireland advises of essential diving and engineering works on the Shannon Headrace Canal between Ardnacrusha Power Station and Parteen Weir. The works — which were set to commence yesterday, Monday 15 February — are being carried out on a…

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