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Waterways Ireland headquarters in Enniskillen
Yesterday, Wednesday 1 April, marked 20 years since the creation of Waterways Ireland, following the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 and 1999’s British-Irish Agreement Act. “During these days when the Covid-19 virus overshadows our thoughts, it is particularly important not…
Boats on the Shannon Navigation
The Shannon Navigation plays hosts to some 8,400 boats, according to the draft tourism masterplan currently open for public consultation. And the figure of predominantly private leisure vessels far exceeds the number of berthing spaces, which total 4,500 across 58…
If effluent enters a river or stream the impact can be devastating at any time of year but are magnified in particular when river flows are reduced and dilution capacity is at a minimum
Inland Fisheries Ireland has issued an appeal to farmers to remain vigilant during the fertiliser spreading season to avoid water pollution and the loss of nutrients or other chemicals into rivers, lakes and other watercourses.  The appeal comes on the…
The Shannon Navigation in Athlone
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and users of Ireland’s inland waterways that the following closures are in place as of midnight last night, Monday 30 March: All locks on all navigations are closed until further notice. All service…
File image of leisure boats in Albert Lock on the Shannon Navigation
In a statement to its members, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) confirms that personal use of vessels for leisure purposes is now prohibited under the Government’s added restrictions on movement to combat Covid-19. “All citizens on the island…
Lock & bridge passage is available on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises all Masters of vessels and water users of the following access to navigations and availability of services until further notice: All service blocks are closed until further notice (Ref MN 23 of 2020) Water, electricity and pump…
The new plan is part of an 18-month strategy to develop tourism along the Shannon corridor over the next decade to 2030
Waterways Ireland is continuing its public consultation on its Shannon tourism masterplan but has urged members of the public to respond online. The cross-border authority has published its draft masterplan and associated environmental report as part of an 18-month strategy…
Waterways Ireland Suspends All Passage In & Out Of Dublin On Royal & Grand Canals Until Further Notice
Waterways Ireland has issued notice to masters and owners of vessels that boat passage into or out of Dublin on the Grand Canal and Royal Canal will be postponed until further notice. This postponement also applies to bookings for Newcomen…
Albert Lock on the Jamestown Canal in Co Roscommon
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Albert Lock has been reopened to navigation following successful replacement of lock gates. In addition, the Jamestown Canal in Co Roscommon where the lock is located has…
Flood-Hit Facilities Remain Closed, Says Waterways Ireland
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that inland waterways facilities that are currently closed following on from the recent and ongoing flood event will remain closed until further notice. The locks and bridge opening times on…
Precautions In Post-Flood Conditions On Shannon, Erne, Barrow & Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the flood levels are receding on the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and Lower Bann inland waterways. Operations staff are now preparing the jetties, quays, slipways and facilities for reactivation as…
Portumna Harbour in County Galway on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland has been urged to work with farmers who are facing serious flooding on the Shannon, as the agency initiates a new tourism masterplan for the river. IFA Connacht chair Pat Murphy said that it would be a “win,…
Boating on the Shannon in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands
Waterways Ireland has announced the opening of a public consultation on the Draft Shannon Tourism Masterplan and Environmental Report today, Wednesday 4 March. The consultation documents will be available to the public both online and in the 10 county council…
Green E Buoy At Goat Island On Lough Derg Is Off Station
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the Green E Buoy buoy at Goat Island on Lough Derg is off station, and to proceed with additional caution in the vicinity of the island.
Lock 1 on the Grand Canal at Suir Road
Waterways Ireland has announced that works to repair a broken sewer line in the Grand Canal at Inchicore will not be completed until the end of May. Navigation between Locks 1 and 2 will remain closed after the incident last summer…
Flooding on the River Shannon
As Storm Jorge swept in from the Atlantic, there have been renewed calls a single river management agency for the Shannon. Farmers and residents along the river can no longer cope with “despair” and constant fear of flooding, Mid-Shannon flood…

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