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Before you send a query, please review the list of frequently asked questions below. Please note that we get a large number of queries about our waterways and we will give preference to answering questions that aren’t covered in this FAQ page.
Similarly, don’t forget to search our website and/or search our email archive (from our email discussion list).

If you would like to send a message to the Association Officers or the developers responsible for this website, please email us, giving as much detail as possible about the nature of your enquiry.

You can get us on ROI Lo-call: 1890 924991 NI tel.: 02838 325329

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About Boats

  • Where can I live on a barge near Dublin?
  • How do I register my boat?
  • Where can I get information about renting a boat on the Shannon / Erne / Grand Canal etc?
  • Where can I buy a barge / motorboat / sailing dinghy / whatever?
  • I’m bringing my boat to Ireland – what do I need to do?
  • Where can I launch a small power boat on the Shannon?
  • I’m considering purchasing a barge as a holiday home in Ireland. What are the pitfalls (sourcing, mooring, outfitting, maintaince and upkeep etc. )?
  • Can you please tell me what the largest size barge you can have along the Shannon – width height and length
  • About Ireland’s Waterways

  • I want to complain about a canal, a harbour, a boat etc.!
  • Can you give me lots of information about the waterways, in particular about. . . [Your subject here] ?
  • Can I cycle the towpath from A to B?
  • About IWAI and this website

  • Could you please send me a brochure about your holiday packages?
  • Can you add a link to my website from your links page?
  • Can you add my boat hire company to your Hire Boats section?
  • Can I copy the maps from your site to use on my own website?
  • Can I buy advertising space on your site to promote my business?