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Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters of vessels and water users that the lock at Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon will be closed for six weeks from Monday 20 January to Monday 2 March to facilitate essential…
Waterways Ireland Rings In New Year With Guide For Boaters & Waterways Users
Waterways Ireland marks the New Year with a Special Marine Notice providing general information for boaters and users of Ireland’s inland waterways. Masters and owners are strongly recommended to check the Waterways Ireland website for general information about the waterways and…
Waterways Ireland Launches 2020 Event Programme
Applications are open until Wednesday 15 January for the 2020 Waterways Ireland Event Programme, which aims to support events on or along Ireland’s inland waterways throughout the year. Taking place annually for the past 13 years, the programme has supported…
The reconfigurable livestock lake-boat named Joe Magee was delivered to Northern Ireland's RSPB. AFLOAT adds the 15-metre custom-made cot for use on Lower Lough Erne, weighs 14 tonnes and was built by Mainstay Marine Solutions based in Pembroke Dock, south Wales.
The launch of a new boat is a boost in the efforts to protect the habitats of endangered birds in County Fermanagh, reports BBC News NI. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) will use it to transport…
New Year’s Day Flotilla To Launch 2020 Big Cruise Calendar For ‘Green & Silver’ Inland Navigations
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is ringing in the New Year with the launch of its 2020 Big Cruise calendar of events on the inland waterways of the Green & Silver route. A flotilla of light and fast…
Wexford Harbour
New limits for Wexford Harbour will be set from next Wednesday 1 January, according to the latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Transport Minister Shane Ross has signed into law the Harbours Act 1996 (Limits…
A lock on the Shannon Erne Canal
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that all 16 locks on the Shannon-Erne Waterway will be out of service from Monday 23rd December 2019 to 1st January 2020 inclusive. No lock passage by boat will be possible during…
Volunteers from Seagate in Derry took part in a bank clean-up downstream of the Strabane Canal, removing close to 30 bags worth of rubbish
In recent weeks the Loughs Agency has been working with groups of volunteers to clean up the banks of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. The Foyle Ambassadors, a group of young environmentalists, completed a clean-up on the upstream bank…
A sample of dead fish found downstream of Ballina Waste Water Treatment Plant discharge pipe this summer
Inland Fisheries Ireland has noted with concern the latest findings from the Water Quality in Ireland Report for the period 2013-2018, published today by the EPA. The report shows a decline in river quality and a further loss of pristine…
Cruising in the Netherlands
Newly updated 2020 editions of the UK Cruising Association’s three main inland waterways cruising guides for France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have been published by the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) in time for the Christmas season. All…
IWAI are re-releasing this memo to honour the Grand Canal and all the boatmen and families who worked on it.
60 years ago, on 25th November 1959; a memo was issued by CIÉ to close the Grand Canal to commercial traffic, formally ending the era of barge trading boats use of the Irish inland navigation system. But the Grand Canal…
The lifeboat crew set up an astern tow and took the boat from the rocks and into safe waters
At 3.40 pm yesterday Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of two people whose vessel had run aground near Pike Island, north of Kilgarvan Quay on the Tipperary shore. Volunteer crew with…
The Royal Canal at Ashtown in North Dublin
Waterways Ireland have been notified by the HSE of a number of cases of Leptospirosis reported recently following exposure to the water on the Royal Canal in North Dublin. Individuals are instructed not to engage in swimming, diving or immersive…
Winter mooring on the Shannon Navigation comes into force on November 1
Waterways Ireland advise masters that the winter mooring period for public harbours on the navigations will commence on 1 Nov 2019 and will end on 31 Mar 2020. Masters wishing to avail of Winter Mooring are required to pay the…
Announcing funding for the Royal Canal Greenway's second phase this past Thursday 10 October
Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD announced midweek a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched in early 2020, it will be the longest greenway in Ireland, totalling 130km in length along…
O’Briensbridge is on the Clare/Limerick border south of Parteen Weir
Waterways Ireland has closed the public footpath running south from O’Briensbridge playground alongside the River Shannon south of Parteen Weir for the foreseeable future, following the discovery of critical failures in two culverts under the path. Preliminary investigations revealed the…

 

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