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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…
Channel to Close on Lough Erne
Erne system users on the inland waterways have been advised by Waterways Ireland that the channel east of Castle Island on Lough Erne will be closed from Monday 21st to June 30th. The full notice is attached.
Low Water Levels Warning Issued for Inland Waters
Waterways Ireland has issued a warning to users of all navigations that water levels on the inland waterways have fallen in recent weeks. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to proceed with due caution and prudence when…
Shannon Navigation Lough Derg-Southern Part. Buoy 'A' -off station
Waterways Ireland advises all masters and inland waterways users of the Shannon Navigation that buoy “A” , situated between Scilly Island and Lushing Rocks in the southern part of Lough Derg is off station and a temporary mark has been…
Shannon Navigation - Roosky to Tarmonbarry
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and users of the Shannon Navigation that water levels have fallen in recent weeks. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to proceed with caution in the area between Roosky Lock…
Waterways Ireland Wins O2 Ability Award
Waterways Ireland has won the coveted O2 Ability Award for Environmental Accessibility for its work on inland waterways at an awards ceremony last evening in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The awards were presented by Ryan Tubridy, RTE and Caroline Casey…

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