Welcome to the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), a voluntary organisation that advocates the use, maintenance, protection, restoration and improvement of the inland waterways of Ireland since its foundation in 1954.
IWAI also organises boating events, rallies, activities and competitions, social events, information meetings and training courses throughout its all Ireland branch network. IWAI membership runs from January to December each year.
The IWAI is the respected voice of Irelands inland waterway users, lobbying and advising government bodies, the waterway authority, as well as other bodies on all matters connected with the waterways including navigation, facilities, moorings, heritage and future developments.
Members receive the acclaimed IWN magazine published quarterly (Inland Waterways News). The magazine is packed with inland boating information and articles on all aspects of the navigations, reports, association, waterways, and branch news.
Boat Rallies and reqular Cruise in Company events are organised by IWAI branches throughout Ireland. These include the Shannon, Lough Derg, Dublin Canals, Shannon Harbour, and Corrib events. Rallies are family oriented fun events with activities for all ages including games, competitions, watersports, training and boat handling fun events on the major rallies over a week.
The IWAI hosts a highly active web forum discussing all maters related to boating and enjoying the inland waterways. Everything from advice on navigations, moorings, water levels, boat and engine maintenance, equipment, restoration projects, buying a boat, waterways heritage, rallies, cruise in companies and training are popular matters for discussion.
Supporters of the IWAI include users of the waterways such as boaters, anglers, walkers, canoeists, kayakers, sailers, watersports enthusiasts, waterways residents, boat builders, marine businesses and people interested in the heritage of Irelands waterway network.
Involved in a business? If interested in supporting the association with a corporate membership, please print and complete this Corporate membership form and return to membership secretary with payment
WI has advised (MN#18 of 14/3/16) that L2 Ballyconnell will be closed from 14 to 25 March (weather permitting) for re-alignment of the navigation channel adjacent to the fixed landing stage on the lower level. [...]
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