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The incident occurred by a jetty at Devenish Island on Lough Erne, near Enniskillen
#LoughErne - A Donegal woman drowned after a boating accident on Lough Erne late on Wednesday night, as RTÉ News reports. The woman is believed to have fallen overboard from a hired vessel she and her husband and children has been…
Portumna Harbour – Picture L-R  Paddy Matthews, Failte Ireland  Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly Galway County Council  Dawn Livingstone, Chief Executive, Waterways Ireland  Seán Canney, TD, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief
The Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Seán Canney, T.D., today opened the refurbished Harbour and Amenity Park on the Shannon Navigation in Portumna. Developed by Waterways Ireland, Galway County Council and the…
Cross-border canal:  (L-R) F Fox, Fox Contracts, D Livingstone CEO, Waterways Ireland, Minister Humphreys, P Graham & S Acheson Waterways Ireland
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, visited the construction site on the Ulster Canal at Derrykerrib Bridge, Co Fermanagh in the company of Waterways Ireland Chief Executive, Dawn Livingstone on Friday the 31st…
Boats at a public mooring on the Shannon Navigation
#InlandWaters - With the end of the winter mooring period yesterday (Friday 31 March), Waterways Ireland reminds boaters on the Shannon Navigation, including the Shannon-Erne Waterway, that the five-day rule now applies at all public moorings. Boats users may remain…
Ballinacarigy Harbour on the Royal Canal in Co Westmeath
#RoyalCanal - Dun Laoghaire Harbour isn’t the only aquatic attraction in Ireland celebrating a bicentenary this year, as the Royal Canal’s 200th anniversary also takes place this summer. Waterways Ireland, in association with the Royal Canal Amenity Group, will shortly…
Some of the 200 pupils participating in workshops and activities for Engineers Week 2017 at Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen
#EngineersWeek - Demand was high for Waterways Ireland’s events during Engineers Week 2017, with 200 primary and post-primary pupils taking part in free site visits and workshops offered at the agency’s headquarters in Enniskillen. ​Pupils from Florencecourt PS, Moat PS,…
Offaly’s Shannon Waterways boast many treasures including the religious, cultural & historically significant site of Clonmacnoise
For the first time a St Patrick’s Day Parade has picked the Inland Waterways as the Parade theme. The IWAI has congratulated the Tullamore Parade Committee on their choice.By selecting this theme the Parade will highlight the importance of Offaly’s…
Engineers Week runs from 4th to 10th March and is a programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland
Waterways Ireland will host a series of site visits and workshops for primary and post primary pupils as part of Engineers Week 2017. This year events are taking place in Enniskillen on the Erne, Portumna Bridge on the Shannon and…
Waterways Ireland Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge
Waterways Ireland is celebrating Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2017, an international Irish language festival again this year, by offering free school tours ás gaeilge from the Waterways Ireland Centre, in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin on 10th March. Seachtain Na Gaeilge is…
The IWAI has expressed grave concern over the impact that water abstraction will have, not just on Lough Derg, but on the entire Shannon Navigation
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has responded to Irish Water’s third Public Consultation on the Preferred Option to abstract water from Parteen Basin to service the East and Midlands region. In its submission IWAI has again expressed grave…
Carlow Tourism Industry Members Support Barrow Towpath Plans
#InlandWaters - Carlow Tourism board members were strong in their praise and support for the Barrow Towpath Development Project at their most recent meeting. Industry members noted that the project, spearheaded by Waterways Ireland, is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to develop…
The Archaeology of the Erne Waterways Talk
Lough Erne Heritage will hold a free talk at 2:00pm, on Saturday 25 February by Claire Foley on ‘The Archaeology of the Erne Waterways’. Claire Foley, an archaeologist of some 45 years’ experience, working first from Dublin when she excavated Parkes Castle…
Using the Limerick Waterway is the theme of a conference in March by the Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society
Inland Navigations of Ireland Historical Society are holding a One Day Conference in March on the Limerick Navigation. Speakers on the day include Dr Joachim Fischer who will talk about the Construction of Ardnacrusha and Brian Goggin on 'Killaloe an Open…
The Royal Canal west of Maynooth, Co Kildare
#RoyalCanal - Waterways Ireland advises that the Royal Canal towpath west of Maynooth, Co Kildare from Bond Bridge to Jacksons Bridge, a section of around 1.7km in length, will remain closed until March to undertake further cycle and pedestrian upgrade…
Brexit Is ‘A Positive’ Says New Lough Erne Resort Manager
#LoughErne - New Lough Erne Resort general manager William Kirby sees Brexit as another opportunity to build the Lough Erne brand and the golf resort’s reputation as a worldwide destination. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Kirby says he is under…
Satellite view of Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the island of Ireland
#LoughNeagh - Friends of the Earth (FoE) is appealing a ruling against its claims that Stormont is “turning a blind eye” to sand dredging in Lough Neagh, as the News Letter reports. The environmental group brought the issue before the…

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