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Minister Heather Humphreys T.D., in conjunction with broadcaster & fitness expert Karl Henry, Waterways Ireland Chief Executive Dawn Livingstone and Cavan County Council Cathoirleach Paddy Smith has launched the Shannon-Erne Blueway in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The Shannon-Erne Blueway adds significantly to the network of Blueway trails that Waterways Ireland has developed along the navigations.

The Shannon–Erne Blueway runs from Leitrim Village to Belturbet and includes 70km of water trail and over 17km of linear and looped walking and cycling routes. The Shannon-Erne Blueway provides a range of recreational leisure activities such as paddling, walking and cycling all linked by the waterways to local towns and villages.

Minister Humphreys stated “This is a wonderful amenity which is a great addition to Cavan and Leitrim’s tourism offering. The development of Blueways across the country is an important element of the Government’s tourism strategy. Towns and villages along the Shannon-Erne route will now be able to capitalise on the increased level of visitors who will come to the region to use the Blueway for a range of recreation activities. More visitors will bring more revenue for local businesses and should boost local job creation. I would like to commend Waterways Ireland, the local authorities and the tourism agencies which have collaborated to bring this project to fruition.”

The Shannon-Erne Blueway has the potential to have a very positive impact on jobs and the regional economy. The Mayo Greenway, which is now in its 6th year of operation, has seen a jump in visitor numbers from 80,000 in 2011 to 300,000 in 2014. That means an extra €5 million was brought into the region. With the market for off road adventure tourism is growing here in Ireland and internationally, Cavan and Leitrim are in a prime position to benefit from this trend.

The launch of the Blueway will allow local businesses to capitalise on an increase in demand for transport, equipment hire, accommodation and entertainment.

Paddy Smith, Cathoirleach Cavan County Council said ' I’m very proud to be here today in Ballyconnell to launch the new Shannon – Erne Blueway . Cavan is blessed with a network of scenic waterways which can rival any in the country. We are delighted to link in with Waterways Ireland and Leitrim County Council to develop and promote the new Blueway linking the Shannon and Erne Rivers. The opportunities for recreational activities along the Blueway are many and we’re confident that visitors will want to experience all that it has to offer’

The Shannon Erne Blueway is a new concept where a myriad of recreational activities have been developed and bundled together as a single or multiple visitor experience and tourism proposition. Waterways Ireland has, using the wonderful waterway assets, also developed and built a paddling trail from Drumshanbo through Battlebridge and Leitrim Village to Carrick on Shannon.

The Shannon-Erne Blueway is being delivered by Waterways Ireland in partnership of the Cavan County Council, 'This is Cavan', Canoeing Ireland, Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Tourism and Fáilte Ireland.

Chief Executive Dawn Livingstone confirmed that partnership was the key to delivering the Shannon Blueway "Waterways Ireland provides world beating facilities and services on the Shannon Navigation and Shannon-Erne Waterway. Through our partnership with the National Trails Office, Canoeing Ireland, Cavan County Council, 'This is Cavan', Leitrim Tourism and Leitrim County Council an outstanding multi-activity product has been built in the Shannon-Erne and Shannon Blueways which is now being packaged by clubs and communities for their recreational activities and companies and organisations for domestic and international tourists. Partnership is key to delivering the future of the Shannon Blueway further into Roscommon, Longford and on down the Shannon as well as north onto Lough Erne."

The Shannon Erne Blueway is at the heart of 200km of paddling area, looped and linear walks.

Published in Inland Waterways

Powerboat Racing will take place at Haughton's Shore, Garadice Lake on the Shannon Erne inland Waterway from Sun 18th July 2010 from 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs.

Through traffic will be catered for between races. Waterways Ireland has requested Masters of vessels are requested to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash when passing this stretch of the navigation and to heed any advice or instructions issued by the race officials.

Published in Inland Waterways

boot Düsseldorf, the International Boat Show

With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. Around 2,000 exhibitors present their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

boot Düsseldorf FAQs

boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair. Seventeen exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology.

The Fairground Düsseldorf. This massive Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre is strategically located between the River Rhine and the airport. It's about 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the city centre.

250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair.

The 2018 show was the golden jubilee of the show, so 2021 will be the 51st show.

Every year in January. In 2021 it will be 23-31 January.

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Messeplatz 40474 Düsseldorf Tel: +49 211 4560-01 Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The Irish marine trade has witnessed increasing numbers of Irish attendees at boot over the last few years as the 17-Hall show becomes more and more dominant in the European market and direct flights from Dublin offer the possibility of day trips to the river Rhine venue.

Boats & Yachts Engines, Engine parts Yacht Equipment Watersports Services Canoes, Kayaks, Rowing Waterski, Wakeboard, Kneeboard & Skimboard Jetski + Equipment & Services Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kite Surfing & SUP Angling Maritime Art & Crafts Marinas & Watersports Infrastructure Beach Resorts Organisations, Authorities & Clubs

Over 1000 boats are on display.

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At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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