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Kildare County Council Rejects Canal Bye–Law Amendments
Inland Waterways
#inland – The IWAI has welcomed Kildare County Council's rejection of the Waterways Ireland proposed Canal Bye-law amendments passed unanimously on Monday 24 February 2014. Speaking this week, Carmel Meegan, President of The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomed the unanimous…
Dublin Boat Passages on the Grand Canal to be Done in a Single Movement
Inland Waterways
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that boat passages in or out of Dublin on the Grand Canal Main Line between Locks 1 & 12 should generally be undertaken as a single movement in one day. A minimum…
Lough Derg Gets Own Tourism Co-Ordinator as Part of Tourism Improvement Plans
Inland Waterways
loughderg – A major four-year plan outlining the future economic development and marketing of the Lough Derg area as a tourism destination has been launched by Minister Alan Kelly, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.…
Sailing Vessel Sunk on Grand Canal at Shannon Harbour
Inland Waterways
#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that a small unidentified sailing vessel is sunk in Shannon Harbour approx. 500 metres East of Griffith Bridge on the south bank. The vessel is an obstruction to navigation. The mast is lying…
Fáilte Ireland's Plan for Lough Derg to be Launched
Inland Waterways
#loughderg – Fáilte Ireland's Plan for Lough Derg - 'A Roadmap for Experience Development and Destination Marketing 2014-2017' - will be launched by Minister Alan Kelly, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The event next…
World Canal Conference to be Staged in Milan
Inland Waterways
#canal – The 27th World Canals Conference, previously staged in Ireland, will be held at the Lombardy Region 'palace' in Milan from September 1-4. The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet key players in a wide range of developments…
IWAI Issue Giant Valentine Card to Show Love for Inland Waterways
Inland Waterways
#inland – The Inland Waterways Association have issued an early Valentine verse to senior politicians: We love the waterways, and boats! You love the communities, and votes? Given the season, let's make a date... XXX – one kiss each from…
Galway Town's Sewage Is Piped Into Conservation Area
Inland Waterways
#Turlough - reports that waste water from a whole town in Co Galway is being piped into a Special Area of Conservation. According to an investigation by Ireland's national trust An Taisce, sewage from the town of Glenamaddy, home…
Farmer Pleads Guilty To Pollution Causing Carlow Fish Kill
Inland Waterways
#FishKill - A Carlow farmer has pleaded guilty to the accidental discharge of 'deleterious matter' into the River Burren at Cloontoose on 10 June last year, resulting in a fish kill that cost as many as 5,000 brown trout. At…
'Hundreds' To Be Affected By Proposed Canal Houseboat Charges
Inland Waterways
#Canals - 'Hundreds' of houseboat owners on Ireland's canals will be affected by a new charging regime in proposals to revamp bye-laws on the waterways, if projections based on last year's figures prove accurate. In a written response to Dáil…
Just Days Left In Canal Bye-Laws Consultation
Inland Waterways
#Canals - Just a few days remain in the consultation period on proposed new bye-laws for the Grand and Royal Canals and the Barrow Navigation. And the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is urging its members and the public…
Ireland's Canal Users Mobilise Against New Bye-Laws, Charges
Inland Waterways
#Canals - Mooring permits costing up to €3,500 are among "a raft of charges and tolls" on the way for users of Ireland's inland waterways, according to the Irish Independent. Last week the Inland Waterway's Association of Ireland lambasted new…
IWAI Fears New Bye-Laws Will 'Kill Off' Boating On Canals
Inland Waterways
#Canals - The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has lambasted what it sees as an attempt to kill off "200 years of activity" on Ireland's canals via proposed new bye-laws. Last week reported on the launch of the…
IWAI Urges Participation In Canal Bye-Laws Consultation
Inland Waterways
#Canals - In welcoming Waterways Ireland's draft Corporate Plan for 2014-2016, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has urged its members to participate on the public consultation on the introduction of new canal bye-laws. As previously reported on,…
Fallen Tree Blocks Royal Canal's Richmond Harbour
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 4 of 2014 Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal Clondara / Richmond Harbour Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters that a large tree has fallen across the navigation and is presently obstructing the entrance to Richmond Harbour and…
Shannon Navigation Lough Derg, Red Porthand Buoy off Station
Inland Waterways
MARINE NOTICE No 3 of 2014 Shannon Navigation Lough Derg Red Porthand Buoy Off Station Waterways Ireland has been advised that a red porthand buoy has been sighted grounded near Tinker Point on the western tip of Illaunmore island. Its…

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