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Heritage Boat Association 21st anniversary rally poster
A week of events to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Heritage Boat Association is already under way at Ballinasloe Harbour. All welcome to come view the barges, some of which date back to back to 1847, and explore the…
Steve Smyth, helm at Lough Derg RNLI (left) with Mark Mitchell, RNLI Assessor
A volunteer crew member at Lough Derg RNLI has successfully passed out as a helm on the station’s inshore lifeboat. Following an assessment in theory onshore and an extensive assessment on the water, Steve Smyth was recently passed out as…
The harmless-looking goldfish is so voracious that attempting to save its life by releasing it into the wild could be “catastrophic” for native biodiversity, a new study suggests. A study by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) scientists assessed the ecological impact…
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Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that a diving operation and underwater survey will take place in the vicinity of Ballymacegan Island and Tiranascragh from this Wednesday 1 to Sunday 12 June. These locations…
"Reflections on Lough Derg", presented by the multi-talented Eleanor Hooker who is a poet, writer, and the helm of the RNLI Dromineer-based Lough Derg Lifeboat, is the Lyric Feature on this evening at 6 PM on RTÉ Lyric FM and…
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The Waters and Communities Special Award is now open for 2022, with entries being accepted until Friday 10 June. A regular feature in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition since 2017, the award will see prizes given to communities for projects and initiatives…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that an Inland Fisheries Ireland fish stock survey will take place on Lough Ree from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 25 June. Survey nets will be set in up to 100…
Heritage Boat Association 21st anniversary rally poster
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that the Heritage Boat Association will be celebrating its 21st anniversary with a rally in Ballinasloe Harbour from Saturday 28 May to Monday 6 June. Masters of vessels are advised…
Moate Men's Shed group visit Lough Ree's new RNLI lifeboat station
During a busy first month at the new RNLI lifeboat station at Coosan Point volunteer crew guided visitors from near and far through the state of the art facility in the first public tours of the base. The panoramic view…
The new Lock Number 1 at Stranmillis
Nearly five years after work began, the first new boat lock on the Lagan Canal in more than 250 years is set to open tomorrow, Tuesday 17 May. The new £4+ million Lock Number 1 at Stranmillis is part of…
Canoe polo in Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Royal Canal that a further canoe polo event will be taking place in Mullingar Harbour this weekend, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May. A subsequent event will be held on…
The IWAI Powerboat Branch RIBs on the River Liffey in Dublin city centre
The 'mystery' to local observers of just who was behind the impressive 15-boat strong RIB raid fleet powering across Dublin Bay last Sunday morning was answered this week on social media when it emerged the boats, ranging from 5 to…
Lock 3 on the Grand Canal at Inchicore
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels on the Grand Canal that Lock 3 on the main line is temporarily closed for essential maintenance and repairs until next Friday 20 May. Passage through the lock will not be…
Noel Butler and Stephen Oram
Sixteen Fireballs travelled to Dromineer last weekend to take advantage of a special pre-worlds coaching session at Lough Derg Yacht Club. The programme, organised by the Irish Fireball Association was delivered by top dinghy coach Thomas Chaix. Many travelled down…
The Camlin River
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users on the Shannon Navigation that Tarmonbarry Bridge and Lock in Co Longford will be closed from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 May for further emergency repair works. An alternative route…
Henry St jetty in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterway users on the Erne System that the Castle and Henry St jetties in Enniskillen will be closed for three periods in the upcoming week to facilitate the Erne Classic coarse angling competition…

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