• The Kildare Album

From Edenderry to Lough Erne and back to Naas our 2019 Tour was most enjoyable. Many thanks to Jimmy Cahill and many others for these superb photos.

Boats of all shapes, sizes, materials and construction are found on Kildare waters, from small dinghies to large 61x13 ft old working boats. Among the liveaboard community, widebeam barges are popular.

Views of waterways in and around Kildare - new and old

Members and friends of Kildare IWAI on their travels in 2011 and 2012. Many thanks to Conor Nolan, Declan Woolhead and others for these excellent photos.

Assistance, regeneration and maintenance - showing WI staff and volunteers providing support on the Grand Canal.

The Corbally Canal, stretches eight kilometres from Naas to Corbally Harbour located beside the road that leads to Athgarvan, Kilcullen and Newbridge. Unfortunately, in the 1950s the R445 was built across the canal making it impassable for boaters and walkers. The IWAI is campaigning for a bridge and removal of the culvert, so everyone has a public amenity to walk, cycle or navigate in safety, along this stretch of the Corbally Canal.

The people of Robertstown led by Fr PJ Murphy preserved the Grand Hotel as a canal museum and initiated an annual series of period banquets and canal festivals around the hotel and two barges. This gallery pays tribute to all involved. We thank Miriam Malone for the use of these images.