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ONE DAY ONLY – Monday 3 rd Feb 201 4: Save the Canals & River Barrow.

January 28th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

IWAI News Release Date of Issue 28 January 2014 ONE DAY ONLY– Monday 3rd Feb 2014:Save the Canals & River Barrow. Widespread community alarm is emerging at proposed amendments by Waterways Ireland on Canals Bye-laws. Comments in the Seanad on Tuesday 21st [...]

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No More Boats on the Grand and Royal Canals ??

January 21st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is preparing a robust response to the amendments proposed by Waterways Ireland to the Canals bye-laws. IWAI raise serious concerns regarding the future of boating on [...]

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IWAI encourages participation in Bye-Law Consultation

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) acknowledges the Waterways Ireland consultation period on canal use bye-laws. The IWAI today 6th January welcomed the Waterways Ireland 2014-2016 draft Corporate Plan. Waterways Ireland [...]

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Change at the helm of Waterways Ireland

June 29th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

Today Ministers appointed Dawn Livingstone to the post of Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland for a seven-year contract, with effect from 29th July 2013 or the earliest possible date thereafter. Carmel Meegan President of [...]

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IWAI Change of the Watch

May 29th, 2013|Categories: Press Release|

At the recent AGM of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), the chain of office of the countries largest inland leisure boating organization was handed over by outgoing President Mr.Greg Whelan to Ms. [...]

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Locke’s “Grand Crew” reaches Dublin by canal

October 6th, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

PRESS RELEASE Lord Mayor to welcome Traditional shipment of whiskey casks on Grand Canal Date and Times: 6 October 2009 with Official Reception at 16.30 Portobello Lock Grand Canal Event [...]

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Boating to the ploughing championships in Athy

September 12th, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this year's Ploughing Championships in Athy. The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will be avoiding the [...]

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Kilbeggan Challenge: Irish Whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century

August 31st, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

Kilbeggan Challenge:   Irish whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century. Two specially selected nine year old single malt whiskey casks were moved by [...]

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IWAI at the Ploughing Championship

August 6th, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy. The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is delighted to announce its involvement at the [...]

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Launch of IWAI Float to the Fleadh

July 27th, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

Offaly IWAI Float to the Fleadh 2009 launched by RTE Broadcaster   The Offaly Branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Float to the Fleadh 2009 was launched on [...]

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Leitrim County Council become IWAI Corporate Members

September 19th, 2008|Categories: Press Release|

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 [...]

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Brian Cassells welcomes Ulster Canal announcement

July 17th, 2007|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI Brian Cassells warmly welcomed the announcement that restoration work is to begin on the Ulster Canal. He said: "Our association has campaigned for this project for [...]

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IWAI Welcomes two new branches

June 4th, 2007|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the formation of two new Branches in the Association. The Boyne Navigation Branch has been borne out of the Boyne [...]

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IWAI President welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment to restoring the Ulster Canal

November 8th, 2006|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI Brian Cassells today warmly welcomed the announcement last Saturday night by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern of plans to restore and re-open the Ulster Canal. He said: [...]

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IWAI Welcomes the launch of the Socio Economic Study of the Ulster Canal

August 31st, 2006|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI Brian Cassells welcomed the launch yesterday of the Socio-Economic Study of the Ulster Canal in the Long Gallery at Stormont.  The study was prepared for the [...]

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IWAI Welcomes Ulster Canal Reports

June 22nd, 2006|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI, Brian Cassells today called for a commitment by the two governments north and south to begin restoration work on the Ulster Canal. Waterways Ireland had commissioned [...]

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