At their AGM in 1984, the founders outlined their aims that included improving facilities in Lowtown and Robertstown, opening the Milltown Feeder to navigation and assisting Dublin IWAI and the OPW with the restoration of the Naas Branch of the Grand Canal. The campaign continues today for the removal of the culvert blocking the Corbally/Herbertstown Branch in Kildare.

To this day, we continue to organise and engage in many water and land based activities highlighting and involving local communities with our IWAI neighbours in Dublin, Offaly, on the Barrow and the Royal Canal.

Working with our IWAI neighbours, we are striving to safeguard the future of the Grand Canal, the Royal Canal and the Barrow Navigation through Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Offaly and Westmeath, by

  • the introduction of fair Byelaws for all users
  • encouraging rural and recreational activities and businesses along the waterways
  • opposing the neglect of our canals and promoting on-going maintenance
  • actively engaging with communities during events and when cruising in company