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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
This inland cruiser of unknown provenance is one of 31 vessels being sold by public tender
Waterways Ireland proposes to dispose, by public tender, of a number of vessels removed from the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Shannon Navigation. Thirty-one vessels are presently stored in the Waterways Ireland impound lot in Athlone, Co Westmeath.…
File image of the Grand Canal at Park West
Waterways Ireland advises that the towpath on the Grand Canal between Park West and the 9th Lock Road in Clondalkin, West Dublin will be closed from tomorrow, Monday 5 July until Friday 16 July to facilitate essential works on behalf…
File image of the Lecarrow Canal in Co Roscommon
Waterways Ireland has issued separate notices for masters and owners of vessels on the Shannon Navigation regarding weed cutting and diving operations. Weed cutting is currently taking place on the Lecarrow Canal in Co Roscommon and will continue until this…
Over 7,800 of the 11,000 records including drawings, maps, slides, photos, videos and oral history held by Waterways Ireland, have been digitised, catalogued and uploaded to the searchable website
Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform has launched the Waterways Ireland Digital Archive, making the history of the inland waterways more accessible than ever to all. Unique and irreplaceable; over 7,800 of the 11,000 records including…
All in a day’s work…….the observant eyes and quick thinking of Rory Miley averted a serious incident near Killaloe
The man of the moment at Killaloe Sailing Club on Lough Derg is their sailing coach Rory Miley, who was instructing on the adult course on Sunday afternoon when he spotted a small cruiser up the lake with the crew…
The 70m barge in Norway that Seamus Carey has wanted to bring to the River Bann
The green light has been given to Ireland’s first floating hotel, as BreakingNews.ie reports. In May last year Afloat.ie carried news of the proposals to bring a 70m barge to the Lower Bann at Crannagh Marina in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.…
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Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory to all vessels on the Shannon Navigation of low water levels, which are currently at or below ordinary summer levels. Masters of vessels are requested to observe the 5km speed limits on the inland…
Lough Neagh rescue was tasked to a broken down motorboat with two children, three adults and a dog on board
In the early evening of last Sunday (20th June) Lough Neagh rescue was tasked to a broken down motorboat with two children, three adults and a dog on board. The vessel had been making its way from Battery Harbour on…
The canal-side mural at Portobello in Dublin’s south city centre celebrating Irish-Polish relations
Artists from Poland and Ireland have created a new mural on the banks of the Grand Canal in Portobello that celebrates Irish-Polish relations is part of the PolskaÉire Festival 2021. Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and Polish Ambassador to Ireland…
The Castleknock pictured at the Guinness jetty on Victoria Quay on 26 June 1959
Waterways enthusiasts have marked 60 years since the last working journey of Guinness barges in Dublin with a short video tribute. Derek Whelan of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) gives a brief history of the barges, which once…
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Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that a water quality monitoring buoy will be deployed on the western side of Lough Derg close to the entrance to Dromaan Harbour in Co Clare this week.…
File image of the canal lift bridge at Begnagh, Co Longford
Waterways Ireland advises master of vessels on the Royal Canal that due to ongoing serious mechanical issues with Begnagh Lift Bridge, it can only be operated manually. The current scheduled dates for lift operation are Fridays 25 June, 2 and 9…
Revived back in 1972, the Cong Galway Race will be sailed on Sunday, June 27.
Europe’s oldest and longest inland sailing race is part of the history of the West Coast of Ireland. The history of Galway itself claims that Ptolemy, the astronomer and mathematician born in 100 AD at Alexandria in Egypt and who…
Map illustrating the new safe play zone and position of marker buoys at Castle Archdale
​Waterways Ireland has announced the creation of a non-motorised ‘safe play’ zone at Castle Archdale Country Park on Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh.​Echoing a similar scheme currently in operation at Muckross Bay in Kesh, Enniskillen, the new zone will…
File image of the Grand Canal at Hazelhatch
The Grand Canal Greenway will be extended from the 12th Lock in Lucan to Hazelhatch Bridge after Transport Minister Eamon Ryan allocated an additional €1.4 million to South Dublin County Council for the completion of the works by 2022. The…
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge is named after the mother of former US president John F Kennedy whose ancestors hail from nearby Dunganstown, Co. Wexford. AFLOAT adds the bridge on the River Barrow permits ships to navigate upriver to the Port of New Ross, Ireland's most inland port and adds above in the foreground is Pink Rock on the Co. Kilkenny side of the riverbank.
Spanning the Barrow (downriver of the Port of New Ross) is the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge which has won a prestigious international award for engineering excellence and design of the bridge that opened last year.  As The Irish Times writes,…

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