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Engineers Week runs from 4th to 10th March and is a programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland
Waterways Ireland will host a series of site visits and workshops for primary and post primary pupils as part of Engineers Week 2017. This year events are taking place in Enniskillen on the Erne, Portumna Bridge on the Shannon and…
Waterways Ireland Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge
Waterways Ireland is celebrating Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2017, an international Irish language festival again this year, by offering free school tours ás gaeilge from the Waterways Ireland Centre, in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin on 10th March. Seachtain Na Gaeilge is…
The IWAI has expressed grave concern over the impact that water abstraction will have, not just on Lough Derg, but on the entire Shannon Navigation
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has responded to Irish Water’s third Public Consultation on the Preferred Option to abstract water from Parteen Basin to service the East and Midlands region. In its submission IWAI has again expressed grave…
Carlow Tourism Industry Members Support Barrow Towpath Plans
#InlandWaters - Carlow Tourism board members were strong in their praise and support for the Barrow Towpath Development Project at their most recent meeting. Industry members noted that the project, spearheaded by Waterways Ireland, is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to develop…
The Archaeology of the Erne Waterways Talk
Lough Erne Heritage will hold a free talk at 2:00pm, on Saturday 25 February by Claire Foley on ‘The Archaeology of the Erne Waterways’. Claire Foley, an archaeologist of some 45 years’ experience, working first from Dublin when she excavated Parkes Castle…
Using the Limerick Waterway is the theme of a conference in March by the Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society
Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society are holding a One Day Conference in March on the Limerick Navigation. Speakers on the day include Dr Joachim Fischer who will talk about the Construction of Ardnacrusha and Brian Goggin on 'Killaloe an Open…
The Royal Canal west of Maynooth, Co Kildare
#RoyalCanal - Waterways Ireland advises that the Royal Canal towpath west of Maynooth, Co Kildare from Bond Bridge to Jacksons Bridge, a section of around 1.7km in length, will remain closed until March to undertake further cycle and pedestrian upgrade…
Brexit Is ‘A Positive’ Says New Lough Erne Resort Manager
#LoughErne - New Lough Erne Resort general manager William Kirby sees Brexit as another opportunity to build the Lough Erne brand and the golf resort’s reputation as a worldwide destination. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Kirby says he is under…
Satellite view of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the island of Ireland
#LoughNeagh - Friends of the Earth (FoE) is appealing a ruling against its claims that Stormont is “turning a blind eye” to sand dredging in Lough Neagh, as the News Letter reports. The environmental group brought the issue before the…
Autumn on the River Shannon
#Shannon - The latest meeting of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group in Carrick-on-Shannon saw the unprecedented decision to develop a plan for a strategic maintenance programme on the River Shannon. Programmed maintenance works have not been…
Fish killed on the Owentaraglin River
Inland Fisheries Ireland is investigating a major fish kill on the Owentaraglin River, a tributary of the Munster Blackwater River, in North West Cork. Fisheries Officers discovered more than 1,200 fish mortalities over a two kilometre stretch of the river…
Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister for Regional Economic Development with Waterways Ireland Staff, Elected and Executive Members of Leitrim County Council at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
Michael Ring T.D. Minister for Regional Economic Development visited the site of the iconic new Boardwalk planned for Acres Lake, Drumshanbo, the final part of the Shannon Blueway linking Carrick-on-Shannon to Drumshanbo. Recently awarded €500,000 of Rural Recreation Funding from…
An upgraded Barrow line will provide a 'multi-use shared leisure route' connecting Lowtown in County Kildare to St. Mullins in County Carlow
Waterways Ireland will submit planning applications to Kildare, Laois and Carlow County Councils in December 2016 for upgrades to the Barrow Way-marked Way. The planning submission is an application for the upgrading of the existing navigation towpath which is also…
Taking place annually for the past 11 years the Programme has supported competitions and activities on the waterways
Waterways Ireland 2017 Event Programme welcomes applications from event organisers for events taking place on or along the waterways. Formerly called the Sponsorship Programme in 2017, Waterways Ireland Event Programme is seeking applications for sustainable events and activity in waterway…
IWAI believes that it is a negative and imbalanced approach to introduce legislation that penalises 99% of waterways communities to address the problematic area of 1% (due to unlicensed boats, harbour hogging)
On November 17th, the Association of Irish Local Government highlighted their serious concerns with the proposed legislation and its potential to deny the elected members of Local Authorities to input into proposed Canal Bye-laws that may affect the potential development of…
Funding under the REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) initiative is to stimulate economic development along rural waterways, Blueways and their hinterlands
Waterways Ireland has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, TD, of €842,000 funding under the REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones) initiative, which will stimulate economic development along rural waterways, Blueways and…

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