IWAI - Dublin Branch - Upcoming Events


DUBLIN BRANCH
Past Events for 2009
(Past events are at the end of this page)

If you're new to us, have a look at our calendar of events to get an idea of what we get up to.  Past events are here..
If you're not yet a member, please consider joining us to help  improve the lot of the Dublin waterways and their users.
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12 January 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
09 February 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
18-22 February 2009 Dublin Boat Show

IWAI was there

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
click for map/directions
28 February 2009
 

IWAI Helmsman + CEVNI course for ICC

Do you have any interest in travelling on Mainland European Waterways?  These courses/exams will suit those IWAI members with an interest in travelling on European Waterways – the practical/boat handling work will be done in the Grand Canal Dock.

At least a week before the course date candidates will receive a course pack including CEVNI Rules, ISA /IWAI Helmsman Logbook, and some course notes.  Indicative cost is approx €130 for both parts, €70 for one part - prices to be confirmed.

Please let us know if you’re interested in this by email or discuss with Gerry O’Hara on 086-6055322.

Start time: 10:00 am in one hourly sessions up to 13:00 - Helmsman course.
Lunch: 13:00 to 14:00 - in house - soup, sandwiches, tea & coffee.
Afternoon: 14:00 to 17:00 - CEVNI tuition/rules/questions/exam, followed by tea & coffee.

Box in the Docks
08 March 2009

recent rally photos

Our 1st Small Boat Rally of the year

A Small Boat Rally on the Royal Canal
from Phibsboro to Spencer Dock

Time & Place: 
Assemble 11:00 to Launch 12:00 Shandon Mill, below the 6th lock.
Entry beside Des Kelly Carpets, Cross Guns Bridge, Phibsboro.

Contact Derek Whelan, Secretary Dublin Branch of IWAI 087-2114324

Passage through Locks 5 to 2 inclusive.

If you'd like to take part, please register your interest by joining our Small-Boat Register or
call usWe'll be in touch with you about this and other similar outings.

If you are taking part, please download and complete the entry form and bring it with you to the launch. 

We have spaces for members without access to their own boat – be sure to check availability and reserve a spot in advance contact the Dublin Branch committee by email by clicking here or see the phone numbers here.
 
click on map

 

09 March 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
14 March 2009
(originally planned for 7th March)

IWAI Helmsman + CEVNI course for ICC

Do you have any interest in travelling on Mainland European Waterways?  These courses/exams will suit those IWAI members with an interest in travelling on European Waterways – the practical/boat handling work will be done in the Grand Canal Dock.

At least a week before the course date candidates will receive a course pack including CEVNI Rules, ISA /IWAI Helmsman Logbook, and some course notes.  Indicative cost is approx €130 for both parts, €70 for one part - prices to be confirmed.

Please let us know if you’re interested in this by email or discuss with Gerry O’Hara on 086-6055322.

Start time: 10:00 am in one hourly sessions up to 13:00 - Helmsman course.
Lunch: 13:00 to 14:00 - in house - soup, sandwiches, tea & coffee.
Afternoon: 14:00 to 17:00 - CEVNI tuition/rules/questions/exam, followed by tea & coffee.

Ocean Bar,
Charlotte Quay, Ringsend
(click on map below)
Tuesday
24 March 2009
8pm

8ppm - Talk Around the World for fun  - by Geraldine Foley and Peter Maxwell - They've been sailing the world since 1996.  Details of their last voyage are at http://sailmithril.tripod.com/thevoyages. Their last voyage was from Ireland to the Southern Ocean and back to Ireland. From Kerguelen in the French Antarctic Territories to Atlantic Canada by way of Australia and islands in the Indian Ocean. They were the first Irish yacht ever to visit Kerguelen. Their most recent micro trip (I think) was an ice-breaking run on the Newry Ship Canal.  Peter and Geraldine were nominated for the 2008 sailor of the year award. 
See here a short 7 minute RTE report from 2003 on an earlier voyage to South Georgia.
Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
click below for map
26 March 2009
POSTPONED due to technical difficulties
Workparty on the Royal Canal,

We're holding a clean-up on the canal to remove shopping trollies and the like - meet Confey - more details closer to  the date.
click below for map

 
06 April 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
20 April 2009 Talk The Grand Canal  - by John McKeown Regional Manager, Eastern Region Waterways Ireland Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
click below for map

09 May 2009-
23 May 2009

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The Dublin Rally
See the separate page for full details including contact details, entry forms etc.
The Dublin Rally is from May 9th to 23rd this year and we welcome all who will make the trip from the Erne, the Shannon, the Barrow and the Grand Canal - details below are subject to change - the detailed itinerary is here.

09 May 2009 L     Fleet descends from 12th Lock to the Grand Canal Basin
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  Ceremony marking the completion of the Flood Defences and Sea Lock at Spencer Dock (Royal Canal) at 3:30 pm
12 May 2009
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  Talk:  GPS on the Inland Waterways by Noel Griffin
The talk will be held at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club at 8pm.
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  Catherine, Sean & Michael Reynolds on the Small Boat Rally on the Liffey with Hueston station at the back 19th May 2007, photo by Mary Monaghan Small Boat Rally on the Upper Reaches of the Liffey,
See the separate page for more details
complete with Entry forms

 
14 May 2009       go Greyhound Racing!
15 May 2009       Cill Airne
Meal and Pre-cruise briefing, ....

16 May 2009

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Cruise on River Liffey, including Small Boat Rally
See the separate page complete with Entry forms here.
Cruise from Grand Canal Docks/Poolbeg to Islandbridge
& BBQ at 9pm

20 May 2009 0     Fleet moves to Mespil Rd.
21 May 2009 9     BBQ at Mespil Rd.
22 May 2009       Fleet ascends to Portobello
23 May 2009       Fleet ascends to 12th Lock and on to Hazelhatch
29 May 2009 -
01 June 2009
The Dublin Maritime Festival, 31/05/08 - photo Mark Somers Docklands Maritime Festival 2009
http://www.dublindocklands.ie/maritimefestival/

(not affiliated with IWAI in any way, but of interest to those interested in boats and the docklands).
 
08 June 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
12 July 2009

recent rally photos

A Small Boat Rally on the Grand Canal
from 12th to 13th Lock

If you'd like to take part, please register your interest by joining our Small-Boat Register. 

If you're taking part, please download and complete the entry form

Assembly at 12th Lock ( Adamstown on the Lucan-Newcastle Rd) @ 12 noon
Contact Derek Whelan -
087-2114324
 

 
06 September 2009

recent rally photos


A Small Boat Rally on the Royal Canal
from Confey to Carton Hbr.

If you'd like to take part, please register your interest by joining our Small-Boat Register. 

If you're taking part, please download and complete the entry form.  We'll be in touch with you about this and other similar outings.

We will be covering our last stretch of the Royal Canal for this year,( we have held 3 previous events between Confey and Newcomon Bridge) by travelling between Confey Boathouse, Leixlip and Maynooth Harbour.

Meet; Confey Boathouse Sunday Sept 6th 12 noon.  Slips are available at both Confey and Maynooth.

 
14 September 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
12 October 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
19 October 2009 Talk Winterising your boat  - by Mick Kinahan
Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
click below for map
9 November 2009 Branch Meeting 8pm at the Wellington Lounge (upstairs) on Upper Baggot St.
16 November 2009 Talk -

Apologies folks, we've had to postpone the planned talk until Spring 2010.
Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
click below for map
07 December 2009
AGM
The AGM of Dublin Branch IWAI will be held on Monday Dec. 7th in Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club South Bank Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, D4 @ 8pm

AGENDA.
  • Minutes of 2008 AGM
  • Matters arising
  • Chairmans Report
  • Election of Officers for 2010
  • Election of Committee.
  • Motions for National AGM.
  • AOB.

Light refreshments will be served after the AGM. New members (those who joined this year) are particularly welcome.

Directions:

click here for interactive Google Map

(From North City: Cross East Link bridge-At 1st Roundabout-Take 1st Exit-Then 1st Left-Travel 300m approx.)

(From South City: At Roundabout just south of east Link bridge (end of Sean Moore road) take 2nd exit-then 1st left -then 300m.)

Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club
click below for map
       

Past events for
2011 can be found here
2010 can be found here
2009 can be found here
2008 can be found here
2007 can be found here

 

See also reports from past events here.

 

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