Help map pump out facilities

Boating Code of Conduct We are all delighted to be able to get back out on the water in whatever guise takes your fancy. We remind our boating members to take care and read our Boating Code of Conduct, as there are more open water swimmers about, more canoeists and paddleboarders, as Irish people [...]

May 14th, 2021|Boating, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help map pump out facilities

The new normal – the beginning of the boating season

The new normal as we mark the beginning of the boating season. Traditionally the month of March marks the beginning of the boating season. While many of us in reality enjoy winter boating with modern heating systems now available for boats. Nonetheless, March resonates with us in the boating world as we begin to [...]

March 16th, 2021|Boating, News|Comments Off on The new normal – the beginning of the boating season

Winterising Engines

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 [...]

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Winterising Engines

Baby On Board

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 [...]

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Baby On Board

Liveaboards

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 [...]

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Liveaboards

Bringing your Boat to Ireland

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 [...]

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Bringing your Boat to Ireland

Rescue Groups

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/

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Rescue Groups

Boat on the Water

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 --- [...]

March 30th, 2016|Boating|Comments Off on Boat on the Water