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River Blackwater Freezes Over
The Munster Blackwater froze over in the middle of Fermoy town preventing anyone from launching boats. Never in living memory on this inland waterway has this occured before writes Timmy Carey. In 1963 there was some ice on the river during heavy snowfall, but…
New Powerboat Branch Launched by IWAI
To raise the profile of Irish powerboating at a time when power-boaters are the most likely target for regulation the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) has formed a new power-boating branch.  It will be the twenty first branch of the…
The National Biodiversity Data Centre has launched a new online atlas of freshwater fish in Irish lakes. http://fish.biodiversityireland.ie/ Produced in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Ireland, the website features has a species search tool that gives access to detailed data and…
An inquest into the death of a Larne man who drowned after his boat capsized in Larne Lough has heard that he and his fishing partner 'could not afford lifejackets'. The News Letter reports that 29-year-old Graeme Nixon disappeared in…
Waterways Ireland has issued a warning to advise masters of vessels and all other users of the need to take extreme care if visiting the inland waterways navigations during the present cold weather. Snow bound harbours and ice covered jetties…
Waterways Ireland is undertaking improvement works by way of installation of new floating moorings and realignment of aids to navigation at the public mooring facility at Terryglass harbour, Lough Derg on the inland waterways. The work is due to commence tomorrow…
The Lakelands & Inland Waterways Strategic Plan will be launched at four locations along the inland waterways from the 25-30th November 2010. Invitations have been issued to trade and industry, elected representatives, local authorities and the media. The launch will…
Waterways Introduce Lock Keepers Attendance Hours
Masters, owners and inland waterways users on the Grand Canal, the Barrow Navigation and the Royal Canal are advised that the daily seasonal working hours for Lock Keepers and Water Patrollers have recently been updated.  Specific details of the updated…
Barrow Line Closes to Facilitate Dredging
Waterways Ireland have advised all owners and masters of inland waterways vessels that the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal between the 21st Lock at Ballyteague and the 22nd Lock at Glenaree, will be closed to navigation from 16th Nov…
Lock and Aqueduct Works Force Canal Closure
A section of the Royal canal on the inland waterways will be closed between 15 Nov 2010 until 1 Dec 2010 to facilitate works at the Blackwater Aqueduct near Enfield which is situated on the long level between locks 17…
Safety Precautions for Vessels and Crew
Owners and masters availing of winter mooring facilities for their vessels on any of Waterway Ireland's navigations are advised to choose a sheltered berth within the harbour, place adequate fendering between the vessel and the harbour wall and secure the…
Dublin Canal Developments Approved
The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey T.D., today announced the approval of the granting of leases for a number of proposed developments on Dublin's canals on the inland waterways. The developments include the construction of a…
Sponsorship Programme Announced for Inland Waters
The 2011 Inland waterways Sponsorship Programme has been announced. Waterways Ireland may, at its discretion and depending on the availability of funds, provide sponsorship (funding and support) to groups, associations, clubs or other appropriate bodies to assist with events which meet…
'Keenan's of Tarmonbarry' Wins Taste Of Waterways Award
The winner of the prestigious Taste of the Inland Waterways Award was revealed this week by Georgina Campbell as "Keenan's of Tarmonbarry".Presenting the Taste of the Waterways Award to Keenan's of Tarmonbarry, Martin Dennany, Director of Marketing and Communications, Waterways…
Obstruction Warning for Rossclare Public Jetty on Lower Lough Erne
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters and inland waterways users of the Erne System that an obstruction to navigation exists adjacent to the Roslare public jetty which has been marked by a red buoy on Lower Lough Erne Masters…
Lough Derg hosts European P750 Power Boat Racing Championship
Masters and inland waterways users are advised that the European P750 Power Boat Racing Championships from Friday 22nd until 23rd October 2010. It will take place in the vicinity of Two Mile Gate and Ballycuggerin Pier immediately north of Ballyvally…
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