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Branch Membership Survey

The Committee of your Branch would like to ensure we are doing our best for the membership and is asking for your feedback via a short questionnaire (max 5 minutes to complete). The link was sent to all branch members via email. The questionnaire is totally anonymous, and we would encourage you to partake. Your response will help guide the direction and development of the Branch in the future.

Closing date for the Survey is 31st March 2019.

High water levels

MARINE NOTICE No. 23 of 2019
Precautions during flood conditions

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users
that the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and Bann rivers are at Winter Flood levels.

Masters of vessels and water users should proceed with additional caution
and bear the following in mind when on the water during flood conditions:-

– Air draft is reduced under all bridges and power lines

– Water velocity is significantly increased

– Access to jetties can be difficult as gangways and pontoons are elevated

– Navigation markers, pontoons, jetties may be submerged

Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their
co-operation in relation to this matter.

P Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
19 March 2019

“Carrick Cares Day” receives the “The Waterways Champion Award” for 2018 at yesterdays annual Outsiders Magazine Award Ceremony.

What an achievement! Congratulations to Thomas Meegan and Linda Garland whose brainchild this event is. Also a big thank you to all the IWAI Carrick members, and those from many other IWAI branches who have helped make this annual event such a special experience. Please see link below, where you can see the wonderful list of achievers and givers who were recipients at yesterday’s ceremony.

Dept of Finance to make use of Marked Gas Oil illegal in Pleasure Craft from Jan. 2020


No 132 of 2018


General Marine Notice


Prohibition on use of Marked Gas Oil on Personal Pleasure Craft from 1st Jan 2020


Waterways Ireland wishes to inform masters and owners of vessels that the Department of Finance in the Republic of Ireland intends changing the law regarding the use of Marked Gas Oil (MGO) in Private Pleasure Craft from 1st January 2020. The change is subsequent to an EU ruling against Ireland regarding the use of MGO on pleasure craft. The Department of Finance will propose an amendment to the Finance Act 2019, once the amendment is enacted, the use of MGO as a propellant by private pleasure craft will be illegal. The practical repercussions of this are that private pleasure craft will need to use auto diesel as a propellant. 


EU Directive 2003/96 defines “private pleasure craft” as “any craft used by its owner or the natural or legal person who enjoys its use either through hire or through any other means, for other than commercial purposes and in particular other than for the carriage of passengers or goods or for the supply of services for consideration or for the purposes of public authorities”.

In simple terms the change to the law means that private and hired pleasure craft operating in the Republic of Ireland must use auto-diesel from 1st January 2020. Commercial and public authority craft are exempt from the requirement.


Further information can be obtained from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.  


Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation.


P Harkin

Inspector of Navigation

21 December 2018

Tel:  353 87 9852324


“Waterways Ireland, managing and promoting the inland waterways for the benefit of all…”

Carrick Cares Day nominated for a 2018 Outsiders Award

Carrick Cares Day nominated for a 2018 Outsiders Award

The nomination is under the category “Waterways Champion” which is sponsored by Waterways Ireland.

This event was the brainchild of Linda Garland and Thomas Meegan, and it began with only a few young guests about nine years ago and has blossomed into a much anticipated annual event by our guests of all ages. The event focuses on introducing and encouraging our guests to enjoy our waterways either from on land or on the water. In recent years Lough Key has been the venue, where activities have included fishing, trips on boats, walks through the Tree-top Walk, music and singing. All this energy requires feeding and the Carrick Branch BBQ’s provide a constant supply.

The event would not be the success it has been without the large number of volunteers from within the I.W.A.I ranks, along with support provided by both Lough Key and Waterways Ireland.

Linda and Tom will be attending the award ceremony on the 30th January next,  and we will have everything crossed that they take home the award.

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