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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Canoe polo in Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users of the Royal Canal that a canoe polo event will be taking place in Mullingar Harbour on Sunday 8 May from 9am to 5pm. Masters of craft are requested to proceed at…
An Eel fishing boat on Lough Neagh
The eel fishing season on Lough Neagh began last week. And in a conservation measure, the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative Society was involved in helping restock the Lough with "glass eels" (one and a half million of them), the juveniles…
River at your leisure... guests on board MV Kingfisher on the River Bann, which is operated by the 75 year old veteran vessel built by Harland & Wolff
An inaugural voyage of the 'Meander and Dander', a new tourism offering from White River Charters, took place on the river Bann on Tuesday 26th April. Invited guests and visitors enjoyed the beautiful spring conditions onboard M.V. Kingfisher, a unique…
The number of remaining high-status river sites has declined from 31.5% (1987-1990) to 19.9% (2017-2020), representing an almost 37% decline in number, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Six river catchments are the focus of a 20 million euro project to reverse long term decline in Ireland’s “high status” waters. The Waters of LIFE project involves 16 partners, including government departments, state agencies, local authorities, and local development…
Richmond Harbour on the Royal Canal
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Royal Canal that the 46th Lock is closed as of today (Friday 29 April) for one week in order to maintain water levels in Richmond Harbour due to emergency repair…
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Waterways Ireland advises all users of the Barrow Navigation that a Dragon Boat regatta will take place in Emily Square, Athy, Co Kildare from 9am to 6pm this Sunday 1 May. Elsewhere, users of the Royal Canal are advised that…
The public moorings at Shannonbridge on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and waterway users of the Shannon Navigation of an interruption to the power supply to the floating jetties at Shannonbridge in Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 April to facilitate…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and users on the Shannon-Erne Waterway that the pump-out facility at Belturbet in Co Cavan is temporarily out of order. This is due to a loss of power associated with the construction of the…
Bellanaleck in Co Fermanagh on the River Erne
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that works to reduce river bed levels on the approach to Bellanaleck Slipway are ongoing as of 7am this morning (Monday 25 April) until 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday…
A tow underway by Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat
From Good Friday (15 April) until the weekend just passed the volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI came to the assistance of 17 people who encountered difficulties on and around the lake. Four of the call-outs were to cruisers which…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Royal Canal that Lock 45 in Cloondara, Co Longford is closed to navigation until further notice for emergency leakage repairs. Navigation on this inland waterway between Lock 44 and Lock…
Aware of an extended shoal inside Red Island, an RNLI volunteer took soundings off the bow and, using onboard electronic navigation, the crew plotted a safe course to the casualty vessel.
At 7.46 pm, Sunday, April 17, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist a lone skipper on 30ft cruiser aground, inside Red Island on the south-western County Clare shore. The wind was south-southwest, Force 3/4.…
Barrow Navigation in Athy, Co Kildare
Waterways Ireland has issued notice that it plans to remove vessels in contravention of bye-laws from three of its inland waterways from early next month. Vessels that appear abandoned or have no no permit (as per Bye Law 6(8), are…
Rooskey Lifting Bridge on the Shannon Navigation in Co Roscommon
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users on the Shannnon Navigation that Rooskey Lifting Bridge and Rooskey Lock will be without power supply tomorrow, Friday 15 April from 9am until 4pm due to a notified ESB power…
The 130km Royal Canal Greenway begins 25km east of Ireland’s capital city Dublin, in Maynooth
Ireland's inland waterways got an early summer season boost with the news that the Royal Canal Greenway has won European Cycle Route of the Year Award. Funded by the Department of Transport, the Award is timely coming the same week…
Dom Sharkey, a helm at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat
Dom Sharkey, a helm at Lough Derg RNLI has retired after twelve years dedicated service to the charity. Dom, a carpenter and master craftsman who works in building and renovation is recognized as a valued member of the RNLI team…

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