IWAI Membership

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IWAI Membership


Welcome to the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), a voluntary organisation that advocates the use, maintenance, protection, restoration and improvement of the inland waterways of Ireland since its foundation in 1954.

IWAI also organises boating events, rallies, activities and competitions, social events, information meetings and training courses throughout its all Ireland branch network. IWAI membership runs from January to December each year.

  • Membership subscription to the IWAI is for a calendar year (January – December).
  • New members who join after 1st October in a given year will have their membership extended to the end of the following year.
  • Any member who has lapsed for a number of years and is re-joining may also have the same courtesy as above extended to them on application to Membership Secretary.
  • Payment is easier than ever and can be made in several different ways

    By Credit card or Debit card online.

    By cheque or cash payment to either you’re Branch Secretary or the Membership Secretary.

    By Credit card or Debit card over the phone to the Membership Secretary.

    By direct Debit straight from your bank , automatic , never forget to renew

  • Membership Cards and stickers are issued from March of each year
  • Direct Debits are drawn down 1 Feb each year

New member?

Existing member?

Republic of Ireland

Membership PlanPrice
Family Membership€55
Single Membership€44
Young Adult 18-23€22
Junior <18€12
Under 18 – this membership type will cover the insurance for IWAI events but will not include the “Inland Waterways News” (IWN) Magazine
Affiliation to additional branches €20 per Branch

Northern Ireland

Membership PlanPrice
Family Membership£36
Single Membership£33
Young Adult 18-23£17
Junior <18£10
Under 18 – this membership type will cover the insurance for IWAI events but will not include the “Inland Waterways News” (IWN) Magazine
Affiliation to additional branches £15 per Branch

Membership Benefits

The IWAI is the respected voice of Irelands inland waterway users, lobbying and advising government bodies, the waterway authority, as well as other bodies on all matters connected with the waterways including navigation, facilities, moorings, heritage and future developments.
Members receive the acclaimed IWN magazine published quarterly (Inland Waterways News). The magazine is packed with inland boating information and articles on all aspects of the navigations, reports, association, waterways, and branch news.
Boat Rallies and reqular Cruise in Company events are organised by IWAI branches throughout Ireland. These include the Shannon, Lough Derg, Dublin Canals, Shannon Harbour, and Corrib events. Rallies are family oriented fun events with activities for all ages including games, competitions, watersports, training and boat handling fun events on the major rallies over a week.
Funds are raised to improve existing navigations and to restore derelict ones. Work parties are a very social way of participating in this work.
The IWAI hosts a highly active web forum discussing all maters related to boating and enjoying the inland waterways. Everything from advice on navigations, moorings, water levels, boat and engine maintenance, equipment, restoration projects, buying a boat, waterways heritage, rallies, cruise in companies and training are popular matters for discussion.
Supporters of the IWAI include users of the waterways such as boaters, anglers, walkers, canoeists, kayakers, sailers, watersports enthusiasts, waterways residents, boat builders, marine businesses and people interested in the heritage of Irelands waterway network.
Free Access to the latest version of the CSIG Navigation charts of Irelands inland waterways being created by IWAI volunteers

Payment Options

You can join online now by registering on this web site and making a credit card payment using our secure Realex agent. We do NOT handle or store your credit information on this site.
Republic of Ireland

You can print, complete and return one of the above Direct Debit Mandates to the membership secretary.

To pay by cheque, please print and complete this Application form and return to membership secretary with payment
Involved in a business? If interested in supporting the association with a corporate membership, please print and complete this Corporate membership form and return to membership secretary with payment

Corporate Members

News & Updates

IWAI Presenting at Joint Committee Committee on Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht Tuesday 5th

December 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

IWAI President , John Dolan , IWAI Secretary Kay Baxter IWAI Vice President Alan Kelly Presented at the Joint comittee on the Heritage Canal Bill Tuesday 5th December at 11:00am Check out the Video [...]

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