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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Shannon Tourism Masterplan - Ministers Darragh O’Brien TD and Malcolm Noonan TD visited the Shannon region this week
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, visited the Shannon region to mark the successes of the first year of the Shannon Tourism Masterplan.…
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Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal towpath in Co Kildare from Lock N1 in Osberstown to Soldier’s Island in the Sallins area that sections of this towpath will be closed to the public until Wednesday 22 December. This…
Waterways Ireland Climate Ambitions - (l-r) is Cormac McCarthy, Environment Officer, John Mc Donagh CEO, Minister Mallon and  Joe Mc Mahon Director of Technical Services
Nichola Mallon MLA, Minister for Infrastructure today (24th November) met with Waterways Ireland CEO John McDonagh at its Headquarters in Enniskillen. John Mc Donagh briefed Minister Mallon on a range of key projects including the 10-year Strategy and Waterways Ireland’s…
Rowers taking part in the Head of the Shannon in 2019
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters of vessels and water users that the Head of the Shannon rowing event will take place on Saturday 4 December. The event will take place downstream of Carrick-on-Shannon bridge for a distance of…
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Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to all masters and owners of vessels that all canal permits expired on 1 November and must now be renewed. Permits can be renewed online at the Waterways Ireland website. The cross-border body for…
Fort Eliza on the banks of the Shannon in Co Offaly
Six Waterways Ireland projects have been chosen as finalists in this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards, which will be announced later this month. They include the Royal Canal Greenway, the scenic 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside…
The Royal Canal at the 12th Lock in Castleknock, West Dublin
Masters of vessels on the Royal Canal are advised that two lock gates in West Dublin and North Kildare will be replaced over the winter period starting from this week, according to Waterways Ireland. Works will begin on the middle…
File image of Athlone Lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Athlone Lock will be temporarily closed on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November to facilitate further flood relief works.
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation of the installation of two red markers at the weir boom upstream of Rooskey lock on the Leitrim/Roscommon border. These additional red markers are intended to guide vessels away from…
Map showing Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal Greenway between Smithborough in Co Monaghan and Middletown in Co Armagh
The Irish Independent (subscription required) reports that the Ulster Canal Greenway project has been put on pause due to rising costs. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Phase 2 project was launched in September 2017 to much fanfare — with EU…
File image of Athlone Lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Athlone Lock will be temporarily closed from next Monday 1 November until Wednesday 3 November inclusive to facilitate flood relief works.
Draft Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan front cover
Waterways Ireland is calling on members of the public to have their say on its new Climate Action Plan, the public consultation for which is now open. This is the cross-border navigation authority’s first climate action plan. Focused on the…
File image of a canal lock gate in Dublin
Amid concerns over reduced water levels this year on the Grand and Royal Canals, Afloat.ie reader and former Oireachtas policy advisor Cathal Murphy fears for the future of Ireland’s inland waterways… Water levels on the canals plummeted over recent months.…
File image of Clarendon Lock in Co Roscommon
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Clarendon Lock in Co Roscommon will be closed from Tuesday 2 November until January. This is due to essential works required to the lock in advance of replacement of…
Children can take part in a spooky science camp as part of Halloween festivities along the Royal Canal this mid-term break
The Royal Canal Greenway is the place to be this upcoming Halloween with 16 spooktacular events happening all along the 225-year-old Royal Canal this mid-term break. The greenway, which is the longest in Ireland at 130km, encompasses four counties —…
Squibs and Flying Fifteens picking up speed as the breeze builds at Dromineer, with FFs Triggers Bush (3896, Lee Statham & Andy Paul, Waterford Harbour SC) and Duff Extra (3737, Gavin Doyle & Dave Sweeney, National YC) keeping their wind clear
The annual October Freshwater Keelboat Regatta at Dromineer, (hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club and staged last weekend) has been no stranger to hyper-strong winds in times past. But in 2021's unusually gentle Autumn, it provided two to three days…
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