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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
Lough Derg RNLI head for the 37-foot motor cruiser aground off Hare Island
On Friday afternoon, 8 April, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist six people on a 37ft cruiser that ran aground north of Hare Island on the Co. Clare shore. At 3.02 pm the lifeboat…
Aerial view of the Shannon Navigation in Athlone, including the town bridge
Construction of a new pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Shannon Navigation in Athlone will commence on Tuesday 3 May, Waterways Ireland confirms. The greenway bridge is funded from a €8.1 million allocation to the Galway-to-Dublin Greenway and will be…
The Round ‘O’ public slipway in Enniskillen
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that remedial works on the entrance to the Round ‘O’ public slipway in Enniskillen are planned from 8am on Tuesday 12 April to 7am on…
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Waterways Ireland has provided an update for masters and owners regarding canal boat passage arrangements in and out of Dublin city for the 2022 boating season. Movements in or out of the city on its inland waterways will continue to…
The Camlin River
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and water users on the Shannon Navigation that Tarmonbarry Lock in Co Longford is closed until further notice due to emergency repair works. An alternative route via the Camlin River is available. Masters are…
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Waterways Ireland reminds masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation and Shannon-Erne Waterway that the winter mooring period for these inland waterways ended last Thursday 31 March. Shannon Navigation Bye-Law No 17(3) now applies, such that vessels should not berth…
Lough Derg Blueway - Fáilte Ireland says its research shows that 73%* of domestic tourists engaged in outdoor activities on their most recent overnight trip, ranging from walking and hiking, to swimming, kayaking and canoeing.
Three “blueways” developed across four Irish counties are “the first in the world” to be accredited as such, Fáilte Ireland says. “Blueways” encourage the use of lakes, canals, rivers and coastal environments for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding…
Peter Scott, Water Safety Officer (left) and Caolan on behalf of Blue Green Yonder who along with Trevor Forster organised the event.
The RNLI in Carrybridge and Enniskillen on Lough Erne received a donation of £1500 from Wild Blue Green Yonder following a charity swim around Castle Island in Enniskillen. The swim was held in September as part of the Festival Lough Erne…
At the first lifeboat launch from new Lough Ree RNLI boathouse – foreground; Bernie Larkin, Kieran Sloyan & Matt Harte, in boat Liam Sheringham, Stewart McMickan & Emmet Devereux
On Friday last (April 1) the volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI performed the first-ever launch of the charity’s lifeboat ‘Tara Scougall’ from its newly commissioned boathouse at Coosan Point, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Launched just before 5 pm the volunteer…
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Waterways Ireland has issued advisories for masters on Lough Erne in Northern Ireland over two angling events in the area taking place next weekend. On Lower Lough Erne, the Ulster Trout Angling Championship will take place on Saturday 9 April.…
The canal lift bridge at Begnagh, Co Longford
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Royal Canal that due to persisting mechanical issues with Begnagh Bridge that necessitate repairs, the lift bridge can only be operated manually on a limited fixed schedule until mid-June. The dates of…
Transition year (TY) students from Coláiste Iognáid participated in the first Ecoadvocates field trip with architect, environmentalist and broadcaster Duncan Stewart.
Community partnership Corrib Beo has initiated a series of educational field trips as part of its mission to promote the sustainable development of the Lough Corrib catchment in the west. Transition year (TY) students from Coláiste Iognáid participated in the…
Cutting the ribbon on the 5.5km Ballyconnell-to-Bellaheady Recreational Trail along the Woodford River in Co Cavan
The 5.5km Ballyconnell-to-Bellaheady Recreational Trail, a partnership venture between Cavan County Council and Waterways Ireland, was officially opened last Friday (25 March). On hand for the launch were Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys with Cathaoirleach of Cavan…
Pictured in Mullingar for the first birthday of the opening of the Royal Canal Greenway
New research from Waterways Ireland has found that more than 640,000 trips have been taken on the Royal Canal Greenway since it opened in March 2021. The €12m, 130km amenity crosses Kildare, Meath, Westmeath, and Longford and is a joint…
Waterways power bollard
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels that safe practices should be exercised when connecting to power bollards in harbours along Ireland’s inland waterways. The overloading of bollards will cause the circuit breaker to trip, resulting in a loss of power…
Portumna Bridge over the River Shannon
New lock opening hours have been introduced on the Shannon Navigation as the 2022 boating season gets under way. The new times have been agreed and implemented following a lock-keeping review process. The primary objectives of this review were to:…

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