Welcome to the website of the Kildare Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI), the voice of waterways recreational users and enthusiasts in Kildare.

Whether you enjoy adventure tourism, architecture, boating, botany, canoeing, cruising in company, cycling, fishing, heritage, history, kayaking, living on board, walking, wildlife, participating in community events and rallies or just getting away from it all, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the picturesque waterways of Kildare.

As well as enjoying our waterways, the IWAI promote the restoration and maintenance of every navigable waterway on this island. Along the eastern canals, this has included the campaign to keep the Grand Canal open when threatened with closure in the 1960s. We celebrated the opening of the regenerated Royal Canal in 2010 after a thirty-year campaign and voluntary work by the Royal Canal Amenity Group and latterly, by Waterways Ireland.  About Us

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