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Winterising Engines

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

The following information is only to be used as a guide. There is no perfect way to winterise an engine! The information is compiled from a number of lectures held by the IWAI, most notably from those given by Joe Kirwan (Kirwan Technical Services, Terryglass) and by Tom Murphy (IWAI Carrick Branch) Cooling System There [...]

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Baby On Board

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

Aileen FlynnExtracted from the IWAI Waterways Mailing List, the following account is reproduced by kind permission of Aileen Flynn Our daughter Elise, who has just turned two, had her maiden voyage at 3 weeks, and has been boating regularly ever since. In our experience, the areas of most concern are: Safety - not so much [...]

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March 30th, 2016|Boating|

By Brian J Goggin and John Thompson There is no explicit provision for liveaboards on the Irish inland waterways. If you have a place in a marina or private harbour, your arrangements are a matter for you and the landowner or marina owner. However, except for a small stretch of the waterfront at Lowtown that [...]

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Bringing your Boat to Ireland

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

We occasionally get inquiries from British narrow boat owners who would like to spend one or more seasons on the Irish waterways. If you're thinking of doing that, we'd like to welcome you, assure you that it can be (and has been) done and offer you some information about what to expect. Dimensions You will [...]

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Rescue Groups

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

Irish Coast Guard www.transport.ie/marine/IRCG/index.asp?lang=ENG&loc=2029 RNLI Enniskillen www.rnli.org.uk/rnli_near_you/ireland/stations/enniskillenloughernecofermanagh Killaloe Ballina Search & Rescue www.geocities.com/kbsrirl/index2.html Kilrush RNLI www.rnli.org.uk/rnli_near_you/ireland/stations/KilrushClare?page=5 Lough Neagh Rescue www.loughneaghrescue.co.uk Lough Derg Lifeboat www.loughderglifeboat.com www.rnli.org.uk/rnli_near_you/ireland/stations/LoughDerg/

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Certificate of Competency

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

The ISA / IWAI Certificate of Competency for Motor Cruising on Inland Waterways The Course This short course will provide a basic level of competency to those who wish to skipper or take charge of a displacement motor cruiser on inland waters. If you have not previously done the level 1 course all its elements [...]

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Boat on the Water

March 30th, 2016|Boating|

What do you have to do if you want to put a boat on the inland waterways or Ireland? We can't answer for every lake and river in Ireland, but we cover below the main cruising waterways in areas where IWAI has branches.  This page deals with registration or licensing of the boat itself --- [...]

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Life Jackets

March 21st, 2016|Life Jacket|

When I first sat down and thought about writing this article I wondered at what level should I pitch it at? What information do most of the readers have already and what information could I give out that the average reader might find new or useful. Among the subjects for discussion would be the difference [...]

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SEW – Lock 8 – Castlefore – Re-Opened

March 21st, 2016|News|

WI has advised (MN#17 of 14/3/16) that L8 is now open to traffic.  MN#142/15 is withdrawn. 

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SEW – Lock 2 – Ballyconnell – Closure for Works

March 21st, 2016|News|

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.  This remedial work is as a result of the flood levels experienced over the winter period. Further information +353 (0)71 [...]

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