Yearly Archives: 2009

/2009

Locke’s “Grand Crew” reaches Dublin by canal

October 6th, 2009|Press Release|

PRESS RELEASE Lord Mayor to welcome Traditional shipment of whiskey casks on Grand Canal Date and Times: 6 October 2009 with Official Reception at 16.30 Portobello Lock Grand Canal Event Description: In order to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grand Canal’s closure to commercial traffic in 1959, to celebrate the achievements of the boatmen [...]

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Boating to the ploughing championships in Athy

September 12th, 2009|Press Release|

Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this year's Ploughing Championships in Athy. The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will be avoiding the traffic queues at this year's Ploughing Championships by arriving via the Grand Canal. This is quite appropriate given the historical significance of the role that [...]

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Kilbeggan Challenge: Irish Whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century

August 31st, 2009|Press Release|

Kilbeggan Challenge:   Irish whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century. Two specially selected nine year old single malt whiskey casks were moved by canal from Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan to the Grand Canal at Ballycommon on Saturday 29th August. The event was organised to mark the 50th anniversary [...]

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IWAI at the Ploughing Championship

August 6th, 2009|Press Release|

Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy. The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is delighted to announce its involvement at the Ploughing Championships this year. Given the historical significance of the role that the Grand Canal played in the development of the farming hinterlands that it [...]

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Launch of IWAI Float to the Fleadh

July 27th, 2009|Press Release|

Offaly IWAI Float to the Fleadh 2009 launched by RTE Broadcaster   The Offaly Branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Float to the Fleadh 2009 was launched on Monday night in Tullamore by well known RTE Broadcaster Paddy O Gorman. Paddy and guests were welcomed on Board the “Saoirse ar an Uisce” Barge [...]

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