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Monasterevin Lifting Bridge at Grand Canal Barrow Line
Waterways Ireland advise all Masters and users of the Grand Canal & Barrow Navigation that the lifting bridge at Monasterevin on the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal is being replaced. Due to unforeseen circumstances The Barrow Line remains closed…
Funding helps to Share the Waterways
Waterways Ireland are working with Share Holiday Village, The Sports Council for Northern Ireland and Venture Outdoors to make a series of Outdoor Activity Come and try it Days accessible to all on the inland waterways at Upper Lough Erne.…
Maintenance Works Underway at Agivey
Waterways Ireland advises that maintenance works are currently underway to Agivey Road Bridge. A reduction in normal airdraft will be encountered so users should approach the bridge with caution and observe the signage in place advising of the appropriate navigation…
Sailing for the blind in Dromineer
With blind adventurer Mark Pollock hitting the seas for the Round Ireland this year, sailing should be highlighted as an accessible sport for the visually impaired. Shannon Sailing Ireland currently offer training to adults and children with visual impairment. This…
Afloat.ie: Entrance to Lower Bann Navigation, Toombridge
Waterways Ireland wishes has advised all masters of vessels and inland waterways users that the canal entrance to the navigation from Lough Neagh, at Toombridge, is heavily silted consequently there is a least depth of approximately 3ft / 0.9m in…
Afloat.ie: Waterside Danger in Icy Weather Conditions
Waterways Ireland advises of the need to take extreme care in locations along inland waterways, canals, lakes and rivers in the current weather conditions. In particular snow and ice may conceal the water edge of canals or rivers, and provide…
Afloat.ie: OBE Award for IWAI immediate past President Brian Cassells
Mr Brian Cassells, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List. Brian was recommended for this award for services to the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, an all-Ireland voluntary association. Brian has for years represented the aims…
Afloat.ie: Erne Closure of Jetties and Pump Outs
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters, owners and inland waterway users that the undermentioned public moorings will be closed as a result of damage caused by the recent flooding.  These moorings will remain closed until repairs have been carried…
Afloat.ie: 15th Lock & Sallins Navigation Obstruction
On inland waterways, emergency flood alleviation works by Kildare County Council action has caused restriction of navigation 600 metres east of Sallins until further notice. Waterways Ireland are working to remedy the obstruction between the 15th Lock and Sallins on…
Afloat.ie: Roosky Lifting Bridge
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on the information that passage through Roosky Lifting Bridge on the inland waterways will not be available from Wednesday 9th December 2009 until Friday 22nd January 2010 due to maintenance and refurbishment works.…
Afloat.ie: Sunk Barge at Connaught Harbour
On inland waterways on the Shannon Navigation, Connaught Harbour-Portumna – a barge with green topsides has sunk at the canal entrance to Connaught Harbour, the channel width is restricted and the vessel is a hazard to navigation. Due care and…
Afloat.ie: 'Camlin Star' Collision Report Published
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board have published a report into a pleasure craft “Camlin Star” that collided heavily with the Carrick Craft jetty at Banagher, Co. Offaly on the inland waterways. The vessel was holed above the waterline on the…
Afloat.ie: Jobs Under Threat at Shannon Cruise Company
About 20 jobs on the inland waterways are under threat following the announcement yesterday that Emerald Star is to restructure. The company with bases in Carrick on Shannon, Portumna and Belturbet, said it would be reducing its operations in Ireland,…
Afloat.ie: Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Marine Notice No. 115 has been extended until Friday the 11th of December, says Waterways Ireland, referring to the bank repairs on the Grand Canal, between the 13th and 14th Lock. Any queries may be directed to the Eastern Regional…
Afloat.ie: Upgrading of Shannon Navigation at Athlone
Waterways Ireland, as part of a planned inland waterways programme of improvement works, is installing a floating Weir Boom across the weir in Athlone on the Shannon. The process of installing the 76m boom was initiated with the assembly of…
Afloat.ie: Dangers at Harbours, Jetties and Moorings
Waterways Ireland strongly advises Masters and Owners of inland waterways vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or on moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during the present flood conditions because of the dangers presented by the unpredictable nature…

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