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No More Boats on the Grand and Royal Canals ??

January 21st, 2014|Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is preparing a robust response to the amendments proposed by Waterways Ireland to the Canals bye-laws. IWAI raise serious concerns regarding the future of boating on the Grand and Royal canals and River Barrow. An initial review by IWAI of proposals for amendments to the canal regulations indicates that they will not encourage and nurture the growth of domestic [...]

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IWAI encourages participation in Bye-Law Consultation

January 14th, 2014|Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) acknowledges the Waterways Ireland consultation period on canal use bye-laws. The IWAI today 6th January welcomed the Waterways Ireland 2014-2016 draft Corporate Plan. Waterways Ireland is the North-South body responsible for maintenance of the Inland Navigations across the whole of Ireland. An item in the draft plan is the introduction of canal [...]

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Change at the helm of Waterways Ireland

June 29th, 2013|Press Release|

Today Ministers appointed Dawn Livingstone to the post of Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland for a seven-year contract, with effect from 29th July 2013 or the earliest possible date thereafter. Carmel Meegan President of the IWAI welcomed the appointment thus ending some month of speculation. Ms. Livingstone promoted from the ranks of Waterways Ireland's senior management will already be familiar with many of [...]

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IWAI Change of the Watch

May 29th, 2013|Press Release|

At the recent AGM of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), the chain of office of the countries largest inland leisure boating organization was handed over by outgoing President Mr.Greg Whelan to Ms. Carmel Meegan. Before a packed venue in Mullingar, Carmel was unanimously elected and is only the second female to hold this prestigious office in the Associations sixty -­‐year history. Carmel from County Louth has been [...]

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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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Leitrim County Council become IWAI Corporate Members

September 19th, 2008|Press Release|

In recognising the important contribution of boating to the Leitrim economy Leitrim County Council (LCC) have become corporate members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI). Speaking at the presentation ceremony in the Bush hotel in Carrick On Shannon on Saturday 13th September Mr. Joseph Gilhooly, Director of Services LCC praised the work of [...]

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