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Panorama of Upper Lough Erne
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland completed the first week of its pilot 'Water Project' for post-primary schools last Friday 30 September. Ninety students and teachers from four second-level schools in Co Fermanagh are engaged in water-based learning activities on Lough Erne…
90 students and teachers from four second level schools in Co Fermanagh engaged in water based learning activities on Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland has successfully completed the first week of an innovative pilot 'Water Project' for post-primary schools on the 30th September 2106. 90 students and teachers from four second level schools in Co Fermanagh engaged in water based learning activities…
Mary McInerney with Waterways Ireland’s Sinead Mallon on the ‘boatel’ Lovely Leitrim in Enniskillen this week
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland was on hand to welcome Mary McInerney and Jorgen Bjerknes’ new ‘boatel’ on arrival in Enniskillen earlier this week as part of their tour of the Erne System. Based between Carrick-on-Shannon and Enniskillen, the married couple…
An aerial view of the Grand Canal
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has won the Guardian Award at the 2016 World Canals Conference for its Traditional Heritage Boat Survey of the Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line Canal and Barrow Navigation. Undertaken as part of the Waterways Ireland…
Canal Passages Into & Out of Dublin Suspended Due to Anti–Social Behaviour
Waterways Ireland is advising masters and owners of vessels that passages into and out of Dublin are presently suspended in light of recent anti-social behaviour which has given rise to safety concerns for boaters and staff alike. Inspector of Navigation…
Guests experience a trip in open wheelchair adapted boats, try their hand at fishing & have an opportunity to cruise out on the lake
As members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), we sometimes take access to over 1000km of lakes, rivers & canals for granted writes Alan Kelly. The fact that we can just hop onto a boat and cast off…
Former World Champion Bob Nudd with his catch from Day one of the Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs
The Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships, Ireland’s most prestigious coarse angling event has begun, attracting over 100 of the best anglers from Ireland, Europe & beyond and bringing over €150,000 into the local economy. The challenge of…
Waterways Ireland To Open Archive For European Heritage Open Days
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland will be throwing open the WI Archive to the public on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September to celebrate European Heritage Open Days 2016. Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen will be open between 12pm and 5pm…
An overgrown section of the Ulster Canal at Tyholland
#UlsterCanal - Minister for Arts and Heritage Heather Humphreys joined Northern Ireland Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard yesterday (Monday 15 August) to announce the establishment of a new Ulster Canal Advisory Forum. The purpose of the forum is to consider…
The navigation at Limerick will reopen on August 11
Waterways Ireland will reopen the Shannon Navigation through Limerick on the 11th August following remedial work. The unprecedented decision to close the navigation between Parteen Weir and Sarsfield Lock was taken in March 2016 following safety inspections of the critical…
Docks, Harbours & Marinas Are Not Appropriate Areas for Swimming
Sunny weather has arrived, but with it come some hidden dangers on waterways! Waterways Ireland has advised swimmers that operating docks, harbours and marinas are not appropriate areas for swimming and that those wishing take a dip in the Shannon…
RS400s racing at Lough Ree. See videobelow.
The RS Fleet enjoyed a cracking weekend of racing as Lough Ree Yacht Club played host to the Waterways Ireland 2016 RS Inland Championships last weekend. Race Officer John Leech managed to play the shifty conditions better than most competitors and…
Fermoy Weir on the Munster Blackwater
#FermoyWeir - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is consulting with Cork County Council regarding emergency works required at Fermoy Weir. Low water levels, damage to the weir cap below the bridge and a strong run of salmon on the Munster Blackwater…
The stretch of navigation from Limerick City to Parteen Weir is closed to navigation due to delays in making repairs
Waterways Ireland has advised all users of the Shannon Navigation that remedial work to effect repairs to the infrastructure between Limerick City to Parteen Weir has been delayed and the navigation will not open this week as anticipated. As Afloat.ie reported in May, the…
56th Shannon Boat Rally Visits Athlone
Organised jointly by the Athlone Branch and the Carrick Branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), the Shannon Boat Rally (1961- 2016) is the most prestigious and well-attended boating event on Ireland’s inland waterways. “The families boating on…
Heritage barge 76M at Jamestown Weir on the Shannon in Co Leitrim
#InlandWaters - More than 15 of Ireland's unique and hugely significant heritage barges – the Big Boats – are touring the Shannon Blueway, Lough Allen and the North Shannon from this Saturday 23 July till Saturday 6 August. Organised by…

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