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John McDonagh previously acted as the interim CEO of Waterways Ireland since April 2019
Waterways Ireland has appointed John McDonagh as its new chief executive officer following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council on Wednesday 3 February. McDonagh will take up a four-year appointment, having previously acted as the interim CEO of…
Towpath Maintenance on Royal Canal’s Lough Owel Feeder
Waterways Ireland notifies towpath users that sections of the towpath on the Lough Owel feeder of the Royal Canal from Mullingar Harbour to Fish Farm at Cullion will be closed periodically from today, Monday 8 February, until Friday 19 February…
File image of Portora Lock outside Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises that Portora Lock on the Erne System near Enniskillen will be closed to boat traffic on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 January to accommodate essential maintenance works to the lock gates. Masters of vessels on this inland…
File image of the Royal Canal at Ashtown
Waterways Ireland advises towpath users that site investigation works have commenced on the Royal Canal towpath between Phibsborough and Ashtown and will continue until March 2021. Dublin City Council have classified these as part of critical infrastructure works so they…
File image of the bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels that essential diving operations will take place on behalf of Leitrim County Council at Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow, Monday 11 January, from 11am to 2pm. Following on from dives scheduled for last month, locations of the…
Working on the wing of a seaplane on Lough Erne
Lough Erne Yacht Club on the Lower Lough is situated about six miles north of Enniskillen on Goblusk Bay and occupies a former WW2 RAF site built in 1941 for Catalina Flying Boats. It has the enviable facility of being…
Notice of Diving Operations at Lough Erne Yacht Club
Waterways Ireland advises masters of all craft that diving operations will take place at Lough Erne Yacht Club on Lower Lough Erne from Monday 4 January for around seven days. A diving alpha flag will be present at the location…
File image of Meelick lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland has announced the closure of the walkway at Meelick Weir on the Shannon Navigation in Co Galway from today, Saturday 2 January until further notice. The closure of the walkway is at the request of An Garda Siochana…
Navigations are open up to 5 kilometres from your home (ROI only), provided you continue to observe social distancing at all times
Waterways Ireland Inspector of Navigation Paddy Harkin is advising all Masters of vessels and water users of the Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation that the following access to navigations and availability of services will…
Antrim’s The Gateway on Lough Neagh
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has agreed funding of £66,000 for tourism projects by the Lough Neagh Partnership over the next three years, as the News Letter reports. Current projects at the north end of Lough Neagh include a new…
Lock 15 on the Shannon-Erne Waterway at Tirmactiernan
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that all 16 locks on the Shannon-Erne Waterway will be out of service from this Thursday 24 December to Sunday 3 January inclusive. No lock passage by boat will be possible on…
Ulster Canal - the restoration is being delivered in phases that are detailed below
Waterways Ireland has welcomed the significant funding announcement today by Minister Daragh O'Brien TD and Minister of State Noonan TD from the #Shared Island Fund to support the implementation of Phase 2 of the work on the Ulster Canal. Phase…
Waterways Ireland’s Community Heritage Grant Scheme Now Open for 2021
Waterways Ireland has announced the launch of its 2021 Community Heritage Grants Scheme in support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan. A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community-based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of…
File image of the bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon
Waterways Ireland is notifying all masters of vessels that diving operations will take place at Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 18 December. The locations of the diving operations are 1 along the quay wall some 30 metres downstream and upstream of the…
Lough Ree lifeboat call out
Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to come to the assistance of four people on board a barge which ran aground on Saturday afternoon (12 December). The 36ft Dutch barge was stranded where the River Shannon meets Lough…
The North Shannon Yacht Club
In 1896 a yacht club was founded on Lough Boderg which lies between counties Roscommon and Leitrim. The club thrived until 1929 when the profile of Irish society was changing from a landlord controlled society to a more democratic society.…
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