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 the IWAI and its current President Mr. Paul Garland.

The protection and development of the inland waterways of Ireland were a cornerstone on which the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland was founded over 50 years ago.

Much of the main navigation has now been re-opened and is enjoyed by many, providing jobs, tourism and welcome boost to the local economies such as Leitrim.

In being presented with corporate membership Leitrim County Council are recognised as supporting the national charity concerned with the conservation, restoration and use of the inland waterways, by displaying the Corporate Investment Certificate customers and visitors will see that Leitrim County Council is a friend of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and cares about Ireland’s waterways.

Mr. Paul Garland presented the Corporate Investment Certificate to Joseph Gilhooly Director of Services LCC, Francis Gilmartin, Vice Chairman LCC and Ms. Sinead Mc.Dermot, Leitrim Tourism