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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
The Royal Canal (Irish: An Chanáil Ríoga) was originally built for freight and passenger transportation from the River Liffey at Dublin to the River Shannon at Cloondara in County Longford in Ireland. It fell into disrepair, but since has been…
Inter-County Sailing Championship Set for Grand Canal Dock
Sailing will be centre stage in the Grand Canal Dock on Dublin's inland waterway when teams from counties throughout Ireland battle it out for the inaugural inter county sailing title. Sailors from around Ireland are invited to submit a team…
Waterways Ireland Issues Notice to Remove Abandoned Craft
Waterways Ireland intends to remove sunken and abandoned vessels from the Grand Canal/Barrow Navigation on inland waterways. The notice indicates nine boats listed for removal. The biggest craft is a 10-metre long steel cruiser, the Celtic Mist, located on the…
Hire Cruiser Hits Killaloe Bridge
An inland waterways hire cruiser that struck Killaloe bridge in Co. Clare at the weekend was beached by the local volunteer Coast Guard Unit. Six people and a dog were evacuated from the hire boat. The Cruiser was holed and…
Antrim Sping Cleaners Find Riverbed Bomb
Spring cleaners at Sixmilewater River in Co Antrim got the surprise of their lives last weekend when a Second World War mortar shell was discovered in the riverbed. Volunteers for Big Spring Clean Week had already picked it up from…
Celebrating the Three Sisters Navigation
This year, on inland waterways, the River Barrow and her sisters, the Nore and the Suir, will greet again some old friends, the barges of the Heritage Boat Association (HBA). These barges, or canal boats as they are more accurately…
Navigable Channel in Shannon Harbour Now Open
Inland waterways Marine Notice No. 27 of 2011 Waterways Ireland advises masters and users that the navigable channel in Shannon Harbour on the Grand Canal is now open. The new house boat facility remains closed to the public as construction…
Inter-Agency Response to Lough Erne Weed Invasion
A new inter-agency response to the rising levels of invasive weed growth on Lough Erne has been launched. The Lough Erne Invasive Species Group (LEISG) brings together Fermanagh District Council, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), Waterways Ireland, the UK's…
Shannon-Erne Waterway to Reopen on April 1
The  Shannon – Erne Waterway will be re-opened to navigation on Friday 1st. Apr 2011 following winter maintenance work. Details of the opening of the inland waterway are in Marine Notice No. 99.
Enniskillen Marks St.Patrick's Day with Parade of Boats on Lough Erne
An inland waterways Parade of Boats will take place at Castle Island between 12.00pm and 4.00pm and proceed to the Round "O" and from there return to the Broadmedows. Masters are requested by Waterways Ireland to give the parade a…
Anglers, Developer Row Over Liffey Jetty
A private jetty on the Liffey has caused unrest among local anglers, the Circuit Civil Court heard on Thursday. According to The Irish Times, the Dublin and District Salmon Anglers' Association is seeking a court order against entrepreneur David Wright…
Dead Swans Found On Grand Canal
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has confirmed a number of reports of dead swans found along the Grand Canal in south Dublin. IWAI representative Colin Becker said some of the dead birds were taken away for analysis, while…
Waterways Ireland to Apply 'Five Day Rule' This Month
Waterways Ireland has reminded all Masters and users of the Grand Canal on Ireland's inland waterways that it intends to move vessels double or tripled berthed on the Grand Canal and Shannon Harbour that contravene the five day rule. The…
'Natural Prawn Killers' Pose Threat to Irish Marine Life
Irish boatowners and fishermen have been urged to remain alert to the prospect of so-called 'killer shrimp' invading Ireland's waters. The dikerogammarus villosus shrimp - which has spread aggressively throughout Europe in the past decade and was discovered in England…
End of Winter Mooring Period in Public Harbours
Masters and owners on inland waterways have been advised that the winter mooring period ends on Thurs 31 Mar 2011 thereafter Navigation Bye-law No. 17(3) applies i.e. Vessels should not be berthed in the same harbour for longer than the…
New Visitor's Guide to Historic Lagan Canal
Lesser Spotted Ulster's Joe Mahon was on hand to launch the first comprehensive free visitor's guide to the Lagan Canal recently, the Ulster Star reports. http://www.lisburntoday.co.uk/news/local/tv_personality_launches_first_visitors_guide_to_lagan_canal_1_2426647 The new guide provides information on the canal's storied history and its abundance of…
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