Welcome to the Inland Waterways of Ireland, Slaney Branch Web page. This homepage is intended to keep Slaney branch members, as well as others in the area, up to date on what is happening in the branch. Relevant articles, pictures etc., preferably in electronic form, are welcomed by the Slaney Branch Webmaster

Improvement work on River Slaney Navigation is now complete. Five new marks have been laid in the Patches, the shallowest, most challenging section. This provides a new, deep water route through the sandbanks. A new port-hand mark has been laid by the Branch at the Point of Park. With these improvements, boating up the river from Wexford to Enniscorthy is now relatively simple provided one takes account of tides. Three IWAI News articles about the mark laying and Slaney Navigation from Wexford to Enniscorthy are available online here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3 . The full list of waypoints for the Slaney are available here: Waypoints.

The IWAI is waging a very serious campaign against Waterways Ireland's plans to introduce new bye-laws controlling all aspects of mooring, tying up, passing through locks and staying in the Barrow, Grand and Royal canal. Though they do not affect the Slaney it is likely that if they are not successfully challenged the WI could visit even more unfavourable bye-laws on all Irish waterways. See Bye-Laws Campaign

Calendar of Events 2017
Event
Location
Date From
Date To
Time
Details/Web Links
New Year's Eve at-home Polehore House 31/12/16   15:00 Slaney IWAI members
AGM and Reception WHBTC 14/01/17   19:30 All Welcome
Enniscorthy Walk The Promenade 29/01/17   11:30 Members/Friends/Animals
Sow Cleanup Castlebridge 04/03/17   TBA From riverbank, below and beyond Edenvale Road
Litter Cleanup Kaats Strand 18/03/17   12:00 Wear wellies. All gear supplied
Excursion Dunlaoghaire 01/04/17   07:30 Maritime museum, Howth YC, Dublin Bay Cruise
Small Boat Rally Clonmore R or Boro River 16/04/17   11:30 Edermine,
Small Boat Rally Barrow/Suir 20/05/17   TBA Passage East or New Ross
Maritime Festival Wexford 31/07/17 02/07/17    
Slaney Rally WHBTC 15/07/17 16/07/17 11:30 Briefing at 11:00 WHBTC
Slaney BBQ WHBTC 23/09/17   19:30 Members and friends welcome
Autumn Walk Barrow 14/10/17   11:00 Carlow/Kildare TBA