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Safety Precautions for Vessels and Crew
Owners and masters availing of winter mooring facilities for their vessels on any of Waterway Ireland's navigations are advised to choose a sheltered berth within the harbour, place adequate fendering between the vessel and the harbour wall and secure the…
Dublin Canal Developments Approved
The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D., today announced the approval of the granting of leases for a number of proposed developments on Dublin's canals on the inland waterways. The developments include the construction of a…
Sponsorship Programme Announced for Inland Waters
The 2011 Inland waterways Sponsorship Programme has been announced. Waterways Ireland may, at its discretion and depending on the availability of funds, provide sponsorship (funding and support) to groups, associations, clubs or other appropriate bodies to assist with events which meet…
'Keenan's of Tarmonbarry' Wins Taste Of Waterways Award
The winner of the prestigious Taste of the Inland Waterways Award was revealed this week by Georgina Campbell as "Keenan's of Tarmonbarry".Presenting the Taste of the Waterways Award to Keenan's of Tarmonbarry, Martin Dennany, Director of Marketing and Communications, Waterways…
Obstruction Warning for Rossclare Public Jetty on Lower Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and inland waterways users of the Erne System that an obstruction to navigation exists adjacent to the Roslare public jetty which has been marked by a red buoy on Lower Lough Erne Masters…
Lough Derg hosts European P750 Power Boat Racing Championship
Masters and inland waterways users are advised that the European P750 Power Boat Racing Championships from Friday 22nd until 23rd October 2010. It will take place in the vicinity of Two Mile Gate and Ballycuggerin Pier immediately north of Ballyvally…
Bridge Restored Thanks to Gweebarra Fishing Club
Volunteers from the Gweebarra Fishing Club have completed work on a footbridge across the river near Doochary, the Donegal Democrat reports. The new bridge is part of a three-year project to develop accessibility on the riverside for walkers and anglers…
Sailing Body Responds to Draft Waterways Bye-Laws
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) says it sees no value registering small craft that launch from clubs and training centres on inland waterways. The sailing body comments come as part of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for…
Athlone's Lakeside Marina to Open 50 New State of the Art Berths in 2011
Lakeside marina are getting on with improvements, recession or not. It's out with the old and in with the new in Athlone as Lakeside on the inland waterways extends and removes all older jetties and replaces them with state of…
Naas Canal Festival Includes 'Best Lit' Boat Competition
Naas Canal Festival on the inland waterways will be held from 22nd to 25th October 2010 and includes a co-ordinated swith on of boat lights in Naas harbour. The Kildare Branch of the IWAI with the support of local societies is…
Talk on Moneypenny Canoe Trail
Historian Brian Cassells will give a 'TALK & SCREEN SHOW' - on buliding the Moneypenny Canoe Trail next Thursday evening at 7pm, October 21st.  The talk takes place at the Millennium Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown. More on Northern Ireland's Canoe…
New Houseboat Facility Gets Green Light on the Shannon
Following receipt of planning permission, Inland Waterways Ireland is progressing with the development of a houseboat facility in Shannon Harbour where the Grand Canal meets the Shannon. The result will be a serviced mooring facility in Shannon Harbour for 6-8…
New Climate Model Will Chart Climate Change on Mayo Rivers
Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food visited (Saturday 2nd Oct) the Marine Institute laboratories in Co. Mayo to see at first hand the important work being carried out by the Institute in collaboration with UCD and Trinity…
Boaters, Anglers Urged: Watch Out for Killer Shrimp
So-called 'killer shrimp' may be on the way to Ireland, experts have warned. The dikerogammarus villosus shrimp - which has spread aggressively throughout Europe and was discovered in England last month - may have a devastating effect on local wildlife…
Waterways Ireland Celebrates Restoration of the Royal Canal
Waterways Ireland celebrated the completion of the restoration of the Main Line of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways today. Celebrations began at 2pm in Richmond Harbour, Clondra, Co Longford. The official part of the event at 2pm involved the…
Section of Grand Canal to Close During Build of House Boat Berths
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice tu users of the Grand Canal on the inland waterways that a section of the canal, extending from the 34th Lock to the 35th Lock inclusive, will be closed to navigation between 1st November…

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