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Campbell lock on the Newry Canal
The Newry and Portadown Branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has just been presented with the Special Recognition Award by the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland (IHAI). The presentation was made in Dublin on March 14th at…
Irish Water Prosecuted Over Lime Discharge & Fish Kill In River Varty
#FishKill - Irish Water pleaded guilty to the discharge of deleterious matter to the River Vartry one year ago, at a sitting of Bray District Court this past Tuesday (20 February). The offence related to the accidental discharge of lime…
Daly's Bridge otherwise known in Cork as the 'Shakey' Bridge which spans the River Lee's north channel may collapse. The wrought-iron construction dating to 1927 is located at the site of an ancient ferry crossing and was funded by butter merchant John Daly.
#InlandWaterways - An urgent health-and-safety audit of Shakey Bridge in Cork have been called for amid fears the iconic city structure could be one shake from collapse. As the Irish Examiner writes, historian and city councillor Kieran McCarthy said it…
Mountshannon Harbour has been affected by flood waters say Waterways Ireland
Waterways Ireland advises masters, owners and the general public that recent rains have caused flooding at many harbours making them unsafe for pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the immediate surrounds of the harbour infrastructure. Banagher, Shannon Bridge, Mountshannon, Scarriff and Limerick harbours are severely…
Paddles up on the Shannon-Erne waterway last year as part of 2017’s successful Waterways Ireland Event Programme
#InlandWaters - The Waterways Ireland 2018 Event Programme is open for 2018 and welcoming applications from waterways and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events. Taking place annually for the past 12 years, the programme has supported…
The cottage at Newcomen Bridge in Dublin’s North Strand will be used by The Adventure Project for therapy programmes
#RoyalCanal - In news you may have missed from this year, the first lock house on the Royal Canal in Dublin is set for a new lease of life. A familiar sight for locals and commuters in the city’s North…
International boating visitors relish the tranquil opportunity of slow tourism cruising say the IWAI
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will appear today before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht which is examining the Heritage Bill 2016 Part 2 Canals. In a long running campaign, the IWAI will be…
Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan Open Day Next Week
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland is hosting its second annual Heritage Plan Open Day from noon to 7pm next Wednesday 13 December at its headquarters in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Visitors can review all the actions of the Heritage Plan that were…
The Shannon flowing through Athlone; the conference venue is upstream of the bridge, on the waterfront, to the right of the marina
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland and the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland will host the World Canals Conference 2018 in Athlone next September on the shores of Ireland’s longest waterway, the River Shannon. ‘Restoring, regenerating, re-imagining’ is the theme of the…
Shannon–Erne Waterway Closes After 'Tragic Accident' at Lock 16
The Shannon Erne Waterway is closed to Navigation until further notice, due to a tragic incident at Lock 16. Shane Anderson, the Assistant Inspector of Navigation of Waterways Ireland issued the brief notice to mariners and skippers of boats this morning. …
Waterways Ireland Archive Exhibition in Mullingar Celebrates 200 Years of the Royal Canal
#RoyalCanal - A forthcoming exhibition in Mullingar Library will celebrate 200 years of the Royal Canal through images and drawings from the Waterways Ireland archive. Featuring a selection of images from the archive and from the Ruth Delany and Ian Bath…
The Royal Canal at Ballinacarigy Harbour
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland wishes confirms that no further boat movements will be organised into or out from Dublin east of Lock 12 on the Grand and Royal Canals until the 2018 season. The Grand Canal will shortly be closed…
Heritage In The Community Grant Scheme 2018 Now Open For Waterways Projects
#InlandWaters - In support of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan 2016-2020, the Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme for 2018 is now open for applications. A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community-based heritage projects which compliment or…
Site map of the proposed new lock and weir for the Lagan Canal at Stranmills in Belfast
#InlandWaters - Work has begun on the restoration of the Lagan Canal from Belfast to Lough Neagh, according to the Belfast Telegraph. The £4 million scheme to reopen the 27-mile inland waterway, which dates from the 18th century, provides for…
Last year’s spectacular fireworks display lighting up Enniskillen
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland advises all masters and users of the Erne Navigation that a fireworks display will take place at Castle Island in Enniskillen on Hallowe’en night (Tuesday 31 October) from 8pm to 8.30pm. Boat masters should also be…
Newry and Portadown volunteers have created a video entitled ‘New Life for the Old Canal’ celebrating a project to re-water the summit level of the Newry Canal
The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society will bring the Heritage Angel Awards to Northern Ireland for the first time and IWAI Newry and Portadown have been shortlisted to receive a Heritage Angel Award in the category Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation…

 

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