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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
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All 16 locks on the Shannon-Erne Waterway will be out of service from today, Friday 24 December to Monday 3 January inclusive. No lock passage by boat will be possible during this period. Normal service will resume at 9am on…
File image of the Grand Canal at Hazelhatch
A number of greenways along Ireland’s waterways will benefit from a funding package for greenways and national roads worth two-thirds of a billion euro, which was announced today (Friday 17 December). Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan confirmed that Transport Infrastructure…
Nanny Quinn’s at the Royal Canal’s 18th Lock
Christmas has arrived along the Royal Canal Greenway as a line-up of festive things to do and see at its multiple trailheads are announced. In Kildare, visitors can veer off the greenway to experience a taste of Christmas with Festive…
Lough Derg RNLI respond to the paddleboarder callout
On Wednesday afternoon, 15 December, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist a person who reported themselves in difficulty in the water near Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg. As the crew and…
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Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and users of the Shannon-Erne Waterway that tree trimming and hedge cutting will continue at various locations over the winter period. During these operations until February 2022, mechanical plant will operate on floating…
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Waterways Ireland has launched a request for tender for the development of a visitor and tourism plan for the Clondra/Richmond Harbour and Tarmonbarry area at the western end of the Royal Canal. According to the RFT, the intended plan “will…
Historic journey - Colum Stapleton, curator, calligrapher, Renato Mela and ink maker, Jessica Reid, being ferried from Trinity Island Lough Key by Finian Dodd during the ceremonial transfer of the annals tradition from Holy Trinity Abbey to Brú Moytura
A symbolic journey by boat on Lough Key in Co Roscommon at the weekend marked the start of an ambitious project to update annals written by monks five centuries ago. Curator and scribe Colum Stapleton has included references to the…
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Offaly County Council is calling on the public to have their say on the Banagher Marina Master Plan in an online consultation. It’s hoped that projects arising from the master plan will help to reposition Banagher Marina as a tourism…
Shannon Tourism Masterplan - Ministers Darragh O’Brien TD and Malcolm Noonan TD visited the Shannon region this week
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD and Minister Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, visited the Shannon region to mark the successes of the first year of the Shannon Tourism Masterplan.…
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Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal towpath in Co Kildare from Lock N1 in Osberstown to Soldier’s Island in the Sallins area that sections of this towpath will be closed to the public until Wednesday 22 December. This…
Waterways Ireland Climate Ambitions - (l-r) is Cormac McCarthy, Environment Officer, John Mc Donagh CEO, Minister Mallon and  Joe Mc Mahon Director of Technical Services
Nichola Mallon MLA, Minister for Infrastructure today (24th November) met with Waterways Ireland CEO John McDonagh at its Headquarters in Enniskillen. John Mc Donagh briefed Minister Mallon on a range of key projects including the 10-year Strategy and Waterways Ireland’s…
Rowers taking part in the Head of the Shannon in 2019
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters of vessels and water users that the Head of the Shannon rowing event will take place on Saturday 4 December. The event will take place downstream of Carrick-on-Shannon bridge for a distance of…
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Waterways Ireland has issued a reminder to all masters and owners of vessels that all canal permits expired on 1 November and must now be renewed. Permits can be renewed online at the Waterways Ireland website. The cross-border body for…
Fort Eliza on the banks of the Shannon in Co Offaly
Six Waterways Ireland projects have been chosen as finalists in this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards, which will be announced later this month. They include the Royal Canal Greenway, the scenic 130km walking and cycling amenity stretching alongside…
The Royal Canal at the 12th Lock in Castleknock, West Dublin
Masters of vessels on the Royal Canal are advised that two lock gates in West Dublin and North Kildare will be replaced over the winter period starting from this week, according to Waterways Ireland. Works will begin on the middle…
File image of Athlone Lock on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Athlone Lock will be temporarily closed on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 November to facilitate further flood relief works.

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