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Guide to Great Canoe Trips in Ireland
An illustrated guide to some of the best canoe tours of Ireland's waterways is soon to be published. Irish Canoe Classics by Eddie Palmer and Tony Monaghan features 34 of the country's finest loughs, canals and rivers - as they…
Grand Canal Dredging Begins This Month
Waterways Ireland has confirmed that further dredging of the Grand Canal in Dublin will commence this month and continue till the end of April. The canal will be closed to navigation from Lock C4 at Baggot Street to Lock 1…
Waterways Ireland's Role in the Future of Europe's Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland, the body in charge of Ireland's inland waterways will host the fourth Waterways Forward Interregional Meeting in September 2011. Waterways Forward brings together 17 partner organisations from 11 EU countries plus Norway and Serbia lead by Stichting Recreatietoervaart…
Marine Notice: Erne System, Lower Lough Erne, Kesh Marina Jetty
Erne System, Lower Lough Erne, Kesh Marina Jetty Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of inland waterways vessels that approximately 15m of this jetty in now available for use while the remainder is closed for repair. Access from the jetty…
Marine Notice: Lough Key, Erris Bay, Aids to Navigation
Lough Key, Erris Bay, Aids to Inland Waterways Navigation Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters of vessels that the area of Erris Bay i.e. South of the line from the entrance to Boyle Harbour to Trinity Island to the west…
Marine Notice: Shannon Navigation
Shannon Navigation Lough Allen Drumshanbo Jetty Sunken Vessel Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters on the inland waterways that a vessel has sunk at the north end of Drumshanbo Lock jetty and poses a hazard to any vessel approaching or…
Navigation Markers Out of Position on Lough Derg
The black Starboardhand marker "E" at Goat's Road and the Red Porthand marker in the middle of Coose Bay on Lough Derg on the inland waterways have been reported out of position. Waterways Ireland has asked Masters to navigate with…
Shannon Sinkings Result of Poor Winter Preparation
Owners of boats moored on the River Shannon and its tributaries are counting the costs of the recent icy conditions which have caused the sinking of a high number of vessels. The Irish Times reports that the Inland Waterways Association…
Waterways Ireland Marine Notice
Masters and owners on inland waterways are advised that water levels at present are particularly low for the time of year; however, rain accompanied by a thaw may alter this situation over a short period of time in light of…
River Blackwater Freezes Over
The Munster Blackwater froze over in the middle of Fermoy town preventing anyone from launching boats. Never in living memory on this inland waterway has this occured before writes Timmy Carey. In 1963 there was some ice on the river during heavy snowfall, but…
New Powerboat Branch Launched by IWAI
To raise the profile of Irish powerboating at a time when power-boaters are the most likely target for regulation the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has formed a new power-boating branch.  It will be the twenty first branch of the…
The National Biodiversity Data Centre has launched a new online atlas of freshwater fish in Irish lakes. http://fish.biodiversityireland.ie/ Produced in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland, the website features has a species search tool that gives access to detailed data and…
An inquest into the death of a Larne man who drowned after his boat capsized in Larne Lough has heard that he and his fishing partner 'could not afford lifejackets'. The News Letter reports that 29-year-old Graeme Nixon disappeared in…
Waterways Ireland has issued a warning to advise masters of vessels and all other users of the need to take extreme care if visiting the inland waterways navigations during the present cold weather. Snow bound harbours and ice covered jetties…
Waterways Ireland is undertaking improvement works by way of installation of new floating moorings and realignment of aids to navigation at the public mooring facility at Terryglass harbour, Lough Derg on the inland waterways. The work is due to commence tomorrow…
The Lakelands & Inland Waterways Strategic Plan will be launched at four locations along the inland waterways from the 25-30th November 2010. Invitations have been issued to trade and industry, elected representatives, local authorities and the media. The launch will…

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