Step House Hotel Borris Pre-Christmas Gathering

A reservation has been made for members of Barrow I.W.A.I  at the Step House Borris for dinner on  Saturday 29th November @ 8.00 pm. There are a selection of menus available – 4 course dinner €40 pp  also evening bar menu. Follow the link here to see options on This will be a great chance to catch up with branch members and review the years boating and plan for the 2015 season. If you wish to join us please contact branch secretary John O’ Gorman @ 0863723348 or email .

Slyguff May 2014

Barrow Branch members braved the cool bank holiday weather to participate in the Slyguff gathering. There were six boats in attendance. John O’Neill  organised the fire and the fuel for the evening. Photos by John O’Neill and John O Gorman.

On the Drinagh Canal with Slaney I.W.A.I.

The Slaney Branch I.W.A.I held a small boat rally on the Drinagh Canal on Sunday 11th May . Six boats participated in the event. The assembled were treated to a short talk by branch president David Kileen on the history of the South Slob and his time spent working there. We travelled a distance of about 3.5 miles from the pumphouse at Drinagh to the embankment near Ballyknockan. Thanks to Brian Coulter,David Kileen and Catherine Malone and Slaney Branch members for the invite and the great day boating.Photos by Joseph O’ Gorman.

Aghinver Boat Company in Graiguenamanagh.

The McCaldin family have been running Aghinver Boat Company for over 40 years on the Erne and Shannon Waterways, but for the first time in the 40 years one of their boats a Haines 31 made it down the Barrow Navigation to Graignamanagh. Bertie and Phyliss Forsythe are taking the boat back north on the return journey.