It’s Application Time for the Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme

The Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme is now open for 2019. The programme welcomes applications from waterway and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.   Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities […]

Waterways Ireland Has Successful Meeting With Local Authority Network

Waterways Ireland recently held a successful Local Authority Networking Meeting in Athlone. Bringing together the key staff from tourism, sport, economic development and heritage; the 19 Local Authorities with whom Waterways Ireland works were well represented on the day. Presentations were made on the different aspects of Waterways Ireland’s work across Blueways, Property, Communications, Heritage, […]

Key Lough Derg Harbour Reopens After Refurbishment In Portumna

Waterways Ireland is delighted to announce that Portumna’s Castle harbour opened to vessels for berthing the first weekend in June following extensive renovation and upgrade. The harbour works included the doubling of mooring capacity at this ever popular location, upgrade of berths, re-paving of quay area and installation of cut stone walls. While the Harbour […]

IWAI PR1 Heritage Bill 2016

Heritage Bill 2016 – Canals Act 1986 (amendment 2016) With no advance notice or consultation with the inland waterways stakeholders & canal communities the Heritage Bill 2016 was published on 4 January 2016. Part 2 deals with amendments to the Canal Act 1986. Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys in introducing the […]

Waterways Ireland Advises Swimmers to Swim in Designated Areas Away From Harbours and Marinas.

At last the summer has arrived but with it come some hidden dangers! Waterways Ireland would like to advise swimmers that operating docks, harbours and marinas are not appropriate areas for swimming and that those wishing take a dip in the Shannon should do so in the designated local Authority swim areas. Dock, harbours & […]