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Free boat trips for all at Oldbridge, Co. Meath

October 11th, 2016|Press Release|

The Boyne Navigation branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) held their annual Open Day on Sunday, 28th August, 2016, to coincide with National Heritage Week. The Open Day was IWAI Boyne Navigation’s biggest event of the year. Boat trips started at the restored sea lock at Oldbridge - [...]

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IWAI Carrick Cares Day – Promoting our Waterways for All

September 15th, 2016|Press Release|

As members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), we sometimes take access to over 1000km of lakes, rivers & canals for granted. The fact that we can just hop onto a boat and cast off on a journey of exploration is a real joy. It is this feeling of joy that IWAI [...]

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Catriona Lucas

September 15th, 2016|Press Release, Uncategorized|

Notice of sympathy IWAI members extend sincere sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Catriona Lucas, Doolin Coast Guard volunteer

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IWAI Press Release 2 Election 2016 – Good cross party support emerging for Canal Bill Pledge

March 15th, 2016|Press Release|

Date of Issue: 14 February 2016 Election Candidates nationwide have been contacting the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) to pledge their support for an IWAI call for provision to be made for new canal bye-laws via a dedicated Canal Bill during the next Dáil. This campaign allows Candidates an opportunity to publically demonstrate their [...]

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Heritage Bill 2016 – Prohibitive Legislation That Looks Set to Stifle The Potential Development of our Canals for the Benefit of all Users

January 25th, 2016|Press Release|

Date of Issue: 25 January 2016 Heritage Bill 2016 – prohibitive legislation that looks set to stifle the potential development of our canals for the benefit of all users Heritage Bill 2016 – Canals Act 1986 (amendment 2016) With no advance notice or consultation with the inland waterways stakeholders & canal communities the Heritage Bill [...]

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The Oireachtas Joint Committee Members on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht express their concerns to Waterways Ireland on the proposed Canal Bye-Law amendments

March 31st, 2015|Press Release|

Date of Issue: 31 March 2015  PDF DOWNLOAD The Oireachtas Joint Committee Members on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht express their concerns to Waterways Ireland on the proposed Canal Byelaw amendments. Carmel Meegan, President of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) led our delegation 25 March 2014 meeting the above Joint Committee to outline concerns that [...]

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IWAI Canal Bill Pledges

February 9th, 2015|Press Release|

                                                                       Issued Feb 9, 2015 Election 2016 - Canal Bill Pledge IWAI request election candidates to pledge their support for an [...]

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Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy.

May 29th, 2014|Press Release|

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 the Grand Canal played in the development of the surrounding farming hinterlands, the IWAI believe that it is appropriate that the farming and [...]

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The IWAI welcome Kildare County Councils motion rejecting the Waterways Ireland proposed Canal Bye – law amendments 2014

March 3rd, 2014|Press Release, Uncategorized|

Speaking this week, Carmel Meegan, President of The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomed the unanimous support from Kildare’s democratically elected representatives in the Council and added that it provides further proof that “the proposed bye-laws do not put user requirements, tourism development and local communities at the centre of the regulations.” The motion was moved by Councillor John McGinley. It has been confirmed that at the [...]

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2014 The IWAI seeks engagement …

February 6th, 2014|Press Release|

The IWAI submission to the Waterways Ireland bye-laws raises serious alarm in relation to- the five day rule and a ‘move on’ mentality that will affect traffic and tourism on the navigations and local communities all along the waterways the fixed penalty system and other legal sanctions, including powers of arrest by regulators the high costs of [...]

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