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Navigation Interruptions In Grand Canal In Tullamore For Fate Replacement Works
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal in the Cappincur area of Tullamore, Co Offaly of interruption to navigation on the inland waterway in the coming weeks. Water levels will be reduced and navigation will be closed in order…
Reduced Water Levels On Grand Canal Naas Branch
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal that water levels will be reduced in the Sallins area (Level 15 from Killeen Golf Club to Digby Bridge) over the coming weeks. This in order to facilitate lock gate replacement works…
Lough Allen
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be placing fisheries survey nets on Lough Allen from today, Tuesday 21 January to this Thursday 23 January. The nets will be in the…
The Movanagher Canal on the Lower Bann
Navigation on the Movanagher Canal, part of the Lower Bann system, will be substantially closed to boating traffic from next Monday 20 January for around five week due to essential dredging maintenance works along the navigation channel. Some passage on…
Devenish Island is one of 11 sites that form part of the proposed Lough Erne Spiritual Trail
Shared stories of folklore and the history of spiritual sites around Lough Erne will be the subject of a public meeting at Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen later this month. Hosted by Waterways Ireland in partnership with the Lough Erne…
Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters of vessels and water users that the lock at Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon will be closed for six weeks from Monday 20 January to Monday 2 March to facilitate essential…
Waterways Ireland Rings In New Year With Guide For Boaters & Waterways Users
Waterways Ireland marks the New Year with a Special Marine Notice providing general information for boaters and users of Ireland’s inland waterways. Masters and owners are strongly recommended to check the Waterways Ireland website for general information about the waterways and…
Waterways Ireland Launches 2020 Event Programme
Applications are open until Wednesday 15 January for the 2020 Waterways Ireland Event Programme, which aims to support events on or along Ireland’s inland waterways throughout the year. Taking place annually for the past 13 years, the programme has supported…
The reconfigurable livestock lake-boat named Joe Magee was delivered to Northern Ireland's RSPB. AFLOAT adds the 15-metre custom-made cot for use on Lower Lough Erne, weighs 14 tonnes and was built by Mainstay Marine Solutions based in Pembroke Dock, south Wales.
The launch of a new boat is a boost in the efforts to protect the habitats of endangered birds in County Fermanagh, reports BBC News NI. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will use it to transport…
New Year’s Day Flotilla To Launch 2020 Big Cruise Calendar For ‘Green & Silver’ Inland Navigations
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is ringing in the New Year with the launch of its 2020 Big Cruise calendar of events on the inland waterways of the Green & Silver route. A flotilla of light and fast…
Wexford Harbour
New limits for Wexford Harbour will be set from next Wednesday 1 January, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Transport Minister Shane Ross has signed into law the Harbours Act 1996 (Limits…
A lock on the Shannon Erne Canal
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that all 16 locks on the Shannon-Erne Waterway will be out of service from Monday 23rd December 2019 to 1st January 2020 inclusive. No lock passage by boat will be possible during…
Volunteers from Seagate in Derry took part in a bank clean-up downstream of the Strabane Canal, removing close to 30 bags worth of rubbish
In recent weeks the Loughs Agency has been working with groups of volunteers to clean up the banks of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. The Foyle Ambassadors, a group of young environmentalists, completed a clean-up on the upstream bank…
A sample of dead fish found downstream of Ballina Waste Water Treatment Plant discharge pipe this summer
Inland Fisheries Ireland has noted with concern the latest findings from the Water Quality in Ireland Report for the period 2013-2018, published today by the EPA. The report shows a decline in river quality and a further loss of pristine…
Cruising in the Netherlands
Newly updated 2020 editions of the UK Cruising Association’s three main inland waterways cruising guides for France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have been published by the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) in time for the Christmas season. All…
IWAI are re-releasing this memo to honour the Grand Canal and all the boatmen and families who worked on it.
60 years ago, on 25th November 1959; a memo was issued by CIÉ to close the Grand Canal to commercial traffic, formally ending the era of barge trading boats use of the Irish inland navigation system. But the Grand Canal…

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