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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
The Royal Canal at Ashtown east of the 10th lock
Navigation in or out of the Dublin on the Royal Canal is currently suspended until the completion of works on three separate lock gates. Waterways Ireland says repair and upgrading works are required at Lock 12 in Castleknock, Lock 10…
Squibs are hauled out at Kinsale Yacht Club last weekend. The 2020 Squib Inland Championships at Lough Derg are scheduled for October 9th
Just as Ireland's one-design keelboat classes were gearing up for the last blast of the season this weekend, anticipated COVID-19 restriction hikes are threatening the staging of the annual regatta at Dromineer in County Tipperary. Flying Fifteens, Dragons, Squibs and…
Satellite image of Lough Neagh
Environmental campaigners have hit out at a Stormont decision to approve sand dredging in Lough Neagh, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Sand dredging has been practiced in Lough Neagh since the 1930s, with no permission needed until after the lough…
Victoria Lock at Meelick is the first lock upstream of Lough Derg
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist on the upstream approaches to Meelick and Victoria Lock on the Shannon Navigation. Water levels are currently up to 39cm below summer levels in these areas due…
Greenway boardwalk on the Barrow Navigation
Waterways Ireland is encouraging the public to explore its more than 350km of waterside trails on National Walking Day this Sunday, 27 September. First held last year, National Walking Day is taking place on trails, towpaths and beaches as well…
Canoe polo is a popular activity at Mullingar Harbour
Waterways Ireland advises all masters and users of the Royal Canal that canoe polo events will take place in the vicinity of the harbour in Mullingar this weekend, 27-28 September and the following Sunday, 4 October. Boat movements in the…
Lough Derg as seen near Mountshannon
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users on Lough Derg to proceed with caution moving in or out of Mountshannon as the green navigation marker for the western side of Cribby Island is currently off station. Lough…
Lower Lough Erne
Users of the Erne System have been advised to expect reduced water levels throughout the navigation from Thursday 1 October. This is when water levels on Lower Lough Erne are expected to be drawn down by DfI Waters to a…
The 34th Lock on the Royal Canal at Balroe, Co Westmeath
Waterways Ireland advises that emergency works on the Royal Canal embankment in Westmeath will continue until the end of this month. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the inland waterway between the 34th and 35th locks, at Balroe and Ballynacarrigy respectively,…
Laura Cullinan and her daughters, Isobel and Alexia, with (from left) Longford County Council cathaoirleach Paul Ross, chief executive John Mahon and regeneration chief John McKeon
A new interactive outdoor experience along the Royal Canal hopes to bring to life the experience of famine emigrants who walked from Strokestown to Dublin at the height of An Gorta Mór. The National Famine Way was launched last Thursday…
Hire cruisers at Banagher Marina this summer
Cruiser hire firms on the River Shannon have experienced a boom in business from ‘staycationers’ as holidays abroad this year were cancelled in droves, according to RTÉ News. While some operators felt the brunt of coronavirus restrictions in the spring…
File image of a boat at Albert Lock on the Jamestown Canal
The Leitrim Observer reports on the rescue of four people from a Shannon cruiser that caught fire on Sunday 6 September. Firefighters were called to the indecent at noon on Sunday on the Jamestown Canal close to Albert Lock. Those…
Ken O'Farrell, left, skipper of Sea Saw with Lough Derg's Gortmore Bell and  and Dan Donnell, ISC Racing Captain
The Iniscealtra Sailing Club annual Gortmore Bell Race took place on Lough Derg on Saturday, 5th September. With a forecast of 15 to 20 knots westerly and sunshine, it promised to be a good day sailing for the 28-boat fleet.…
Riff Raff is one of the vessels for sale by tender
A number of vessels seized and removed from Shannon Harbour by Waterways Ireland will be disposed of in a sale this month. All vessels available will be sold as seen, in individual lots, to the highest acceptable tender price. Completed…
Grand Canal’s Portobello Lock Closed For Essential Maintenance
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that Lock C7 on the Grand Canal at Portobello is temporarily closed for essential maintenance. Passage through the lock will not be possible until repairs are completed on Monday 7 September.
File image of the Grand Canal at Sallins, Co Kildare
Waterways Ireland has issued notice that it plans to remove vessels in contravention of bye-laws from the Grand Canal in the area between Hazelhatch and Sallins in Co Kildare later this month. Vessels that appear abandoned or have no no…
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