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Lough Ree Yacht Club Annual Regatta Underway
Inland Waterways Vessels on Lough Ree at Athlone may meet large fleets of sailing craft at the southern end of Lough Ree approximately 3km north of Athlone due to Lough Ree Yacht Club Annual Regatta currently taking place. Masters are…
Wakeboarding Video on Grand Canal Condemned
A video clip of youths wakeboarding on the Grand Canal on Ireland's inland waterways while being towed behind a car on the tow path has drawn the ire of water safety experts who say the actions are 'foolhardy' and 'irresponsible'.…
Dog Poisoned as Toxic Algae Bloom Returns to Lough Ree
People are being advised to mind their pets on South Lough Ree as a toxic algae is present in the water of this inland waterway. Westmeath Co Co is putting up warning signs in the area after a recent occurrence of…
President McAleese Opens 50th Shannon Boat Rally (Pics here)
Over 500 boaters gathered to welcome the President and Dr McAleese. President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland. Inland Association president Paul Garland said “The McAleese family is no stranger to the River Shannon. Most of us have had…
Reported Floating 'Raft' Hazard on Lough Derg
A makeshift raft, of wooden construction, floating low in the water has been reported in the vicinity of the entrance to the Scarriff river on the inland waterways. Owners are requested to keep a sharp look-out and proceed at slow speed…
Study Aims to Turn Dublin Canals into Tourism Earners
Dublin City Canals Study Launched by Lord Mayor and Minister for Community Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D. The Launch of the Dublin City Canals Study by Lord Mayor Gerry Breen and Minister for Community, Equality & Gaeltacht Affairs,…
Consultation on Proposed Waterways Bye Laws Sought
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven inland waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland…
Report on Derg Sinking Asks For Sweeping Safety Changes
A Marine Casualty Investigation Board report into the sinking of an Emerald Star cruiser during its salvage operation on Ireland's inland waterways has made several recommendations to the charter company and Waterways Ireland, and criticised decisions made during in the…
Powerboat Racing Garadice Lake – Haughton's Shore
Powerboat Racing will take place at Haughton's Shore, Garadice Lake on the Shannon Erne inland Waterway from Sun 18th July 2010 from 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. Through traffic will be catered for between races. Waterways Ireland has requested Masters of vessels…
Warning of Low Water Levels on River Suck
Inland waterway Boaters on the Shannon Navigation should expect lower water levels than normal on the river Suck within 3km of Ballinasloe moorings. Deep drafted vessels should navigate with due caution. The full notice is attached.
15th Lock Closes for Emergency Repairs
The 15th Lock on the Grand Canal has been closed to navigation until Tuesday, 13th July in order to carry out emergency repairs to the lock gate. Every effort is being made to restore the lock to service as soon as…
200 Dinghies on Lough Ree for Optimist Championships
Waterways Ireland has issued an advisory to all masters and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation that the National Optimist Dinghy sailing event involving junior sailors will take place in and about Lough Ree Yacht Club (LRYC) on Sat…
Athlone Boat Club Regatta Takes Place this Saturday
Athlone Boat Club on the inland waterways will hold their annual regatta at Coosan Point, Athlone on Sat 26th. Jun 2010 from 08.00 hrs until 19.00hrs. Waterways Ireland requests Masters of vessels, boats and Personal Water Craft to note the…
Shannon One Design Sailing Race from Athlone to Portumna
Waterways Ireland advises the Shannon One Design annual long distance sailing race on the inland waterways will commence at 10.00 hrs on Sat 26th from Athlone Lock, overnight at Banagher and finish at Portumna Bridge on Sun 27th Jun 2010.…
New Grand Canal Route Opens
A route that follows the Grand Canal on the inland waterways being opened today provides access for walkers and cyclists from West Dublin right into Dublin centre. Details of the new route – that cost Euro 25 million – is…
No Blue Flag for Athlone Marina
Athlone Town Council will not apply for a Blue Flag for its 87-berth inland waterways marina until a new drainage scheme is put in place. The marina lost its blue flag in 2009 due to occasional sewage spillages from the…

 

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