Links 2021

Barge Amo

Log describing refurbishment of barge on Grand Canal

Barge Association

DBA – The Barge Association

Barrow History

Barrow Line and Barrow Navigation

Biodiversity Ireland

Submit invasive species sightings and view records


Charts Special Interest Group - new charts for inland waterways

Find your Trails

Includes the Barrow, Grand and Royal

Floating Heritage​​ 

Ireland’s Floating Heritage

Grand Experience

YouTube Trailer to the acclaimed film​​ A Grand Experience

Hawthorn Barge

Custom Boat Covers​​ 


Heritage Boat Association

Heritage​​ Council

Architecture, Inland Waterways, Wildlife

Heritage in Schools

Heritage experts in Kildare​​ and places to visit by subject


Inland Fisheries Ireland estd.2010 for Canals, Lakes, Rivers

Into Kildare

Visit Kildare​​ attractions


Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Irish River Project

Irish Waterways - documents threats to rivers lakes groundwater


Irish Waterways History – waterways past and present

Kildare County Council

Part 8 Schemes – Local Authority Plans

Lifestyle Choice

Living and working aboard

Lonesome Boatman

Gifts Beauty Cosmetics Personal Care​​ 

Nav-Watch IWAI

Achieving clear water on Barrow Grand Naas/Corbally Royal​​ 

Peatland Climate Action

Redeveloping Peatland habitats


Royal Canal Amenity Group




RTE's Maritime Radio Programme

Towpath Trails

Illustrated guide to towpaths on Grand & Royal in County Kildare

Water Safety Ireland

Safety on our inland waterways

WI Marine Notices

Marine notices issued by Waterways Ireland

Boat Hire and Trips 2021

Athy Boat Tours

One to five hour tours from Athy on​​ Barrow

Barge Trips Sallins

Trips - one to five hour cruises from Sallins, Kildare on the Grand

Barrowline Vicarstown

Self-catering on barges from Vicarstown on​​ Barrow Line of Grand

Barrowway Bikes

Bike hire for all the family on Barrow Way

Boat​​ Trips

Trips in Ireland’s southeast​​ 

Cadhla Restaurant

Restaurant on board GCC replica barge Cadhla on Grand in Dublin

Dublin Barge Hire

Self-catering on wide-beam barges in Basin and Grand in Dublin

Jennifers Travels

Self-catering on Barge Jennifer from Monasterevin on Barrow Line

La Peniche Restaurant

Restaurant La Peniche on board Barge​​ Riasc on Grand in Dublin

Rent my Barge

Self-catering on Barge Maeve from Maynooth on Royal Canal

Royal Canal Boat Trips

Trips on Royal Canal from​​ Castleknock to Kilcock

Other Waterway Associations and Authorities

Australian Canal Soc

Australia - Canal Society​​ 

Canadian Canals​​ 

Canals managed by Parks Canada

EngScotWales IWA

Inland Waterways Association – England Scotland Wales

England​​ Wales Trust

England Wales - Canal & River Trust Authority

Europe IWN

Europe - Inland Waterways Network

France VNF

France - Navigation Authority​​ 

International IW

International - Inland Waterways


Netherlands - Waterways​​ 

Scotland Canals

Scotland - Canals Authority

USA C&O Assoc

USA - Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association

USA Erie Canalway

USA – Erie Canal Organisation

USA Wabash​​ Erie

USA - Wabash & Erie Canal Association