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Message from the Branch Committee:
Covid-19 has thrown a massive spanner in the works for the Branch so far this year. Many of our plans for Rallies, Meetings and Training Sessions have ground to a TEMPORARY halt. Because we have no idea of how and when things will go back to normal, we can not book people, places, put down deposits or make any financial commitments. But we want you to know; we are already thinking about bringing our community back together even at short notice when the HSE advises that the risk to public health is safely under control.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DergIWAI/) and the Lough Derg Branch website (https://www.iwai.ie/derg/) for updates and information. Above all heed the advice from the HSE and stay safe and well.

Four-Part BBC NI Series not to be missed and featuring our very own our CSIG guys Robert Navan and Mike Kingston Monday 24th of Feb @ 19.30, Monday 2nd March @ 19.30, Monday 9th March @ 19.30, and Monday 16th March @ 19.30.

Dates announced for the Lough Derg Rally 2020: 11th to 18th of July.

Derg Committee announces First Mates boat handling course for the 6th and 7th of June 2020 at the Gortmore Boat Club. Limited spaces are available. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in the First Mates boat-handling course in June this of year, please contact the Lough Derg Secretary Fergus Curtin to register your interest loughderg@iwai.ie or visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DergIWAI/ and follow the course link under Events.

Welcome to the Lough Derg branch website of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI). Our ethos is family, and we are a community of people that look out for each other. The Derg branch is 1 of 23 branches composed of a voluntary set of inland waterways enthusiasts who advocate the use, maintenance, protection, restoration and improvement of the inland waterways of Ireland.

Lough Derg is an incredibly beautiful, long, narrow lake, with shores in counties Clare (south-west), Galway (north-west), and Tipperary (to the east).  Towns and villages on Lough Derg: Ballina, Dromineer, Garrykennedy, Kilgarvan, Killaloe, Mountshannon, Portroe, Portumna, Scarriff, Terryglass, and Whitegate.

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