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Celebrations for Royal Canal Reopening
Waterways Ireland in conjunction with a working committee will mark the completion of the main line of the Royal Canal on the inland waterways with an event that will take place in Richmond Harbour, Clondra, Co. Longford on the 1st…
Grand Canal Closure at Tullamore
The Grand Canal in Tullamore on Ireland's inland waterways will be closed at Cox's Bridge (near the 27th lock) from Monday, 1st November 2010 to Monday, 1st March 2011 to facilitate bridge repairs by National Roads Authority. 
Portumna Bridge Not Opening and Closing Correctly
Waterways Ireland has advised that technical difficulties are presently preventing the Portumna bridge on the Shannon navigation on the inland waterways from opening and closing correctly. Corrective action is being taken to rectify the problem. Any master planning a voyage on…
High Water Levels on Shannon Erne
Due to recent heavy rainfall on the inland waterways strong currents and flows may be experienced at jetties, locks and bridges on the Shannon-Erne Waterway, Waterways Ireland has warned this evening. Additionally air draft at bridges should be closely monitored on…
Waterways Ireland Releases New Bye-laws for Public Consultation (Download HERE)
Waterways Ireland has commenced the first Phase of a Public Consultation programme on proposed new Bye-laws for all seven waterways under its remit. Bye-laws facilitate the management of a waterway, clearly outlining the roles and responsibility of Waterways Ireland and…
Waterways Ireland Commences Work on Killaloe Canal
Waterways Ireland has announced the commencement of the second phase of the improvements at the Killaloe Canal on the inland waterways. The works on the Shannon Navigation at Killaloe involve the repair and widening of the canal wall. Flow Control…
Take Care Navigating Abbey River When Turbines Operate
Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to users of the inland waterways on the Shannon Navigation that it is advised not to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating, due to increased velocity of flow in the…
Waterways Ireland Classic Yacht Regatta has steam, sail and motor
Enjoy four days of classic yacht racing, steamboats, vintage and classic car displays, from Friday 27 August to Monday 30 August at the National Trust’s magnificent Crom Estate, Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh on Ireland's inland waterways.Supported by Waterways Ireland…
Waterways Ireland Harvesting over 30 Tonnes of Weed from Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland has, since the 2nd of August been removing over 30 tonnes of weed from Upper Lough Erne on Ireland's inland waterways per week. In a concerted programme of weed cutting and removal the North-South Body has been working…
A man at the upper controls of a cruiser on the inland waterways jumped to safety just before his vessel hit a bridge in Co Tipperary on Friday last.The man was believed to be attempting to moor the vessel close…
Waterways Ireland to Provide House Boat Berths at Shannon Harbour
Waterways Ireland has issued a notice to users of the Grand Canal of its intention to carry out new inland waterways works by way of provision of house boat berths at Shannon Harbour, Co.Offaly. The work site will be from…
Report Warns of Climate Change Impact on Inland Waters
The implications for Ireland's Coast and Inland Waterways are examined in a report by the Heritage Council and Failte Ireland. The report examines the potential impacts, as well as indirect impacts on heritage from adaptation responses such as flood relief…
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…

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