Inland Waterways Association of Ireland

The Voice of Ireland's Waterways



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.

Existing Members
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New Members
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Family MembershipROIEUR €55
Single MembershipROIEUR €44
Young Adult 18-23ROIEUR €22
Junior (u18) No magazineROIEUR €12
Family MembershipNIGBP £36
Single MembershipNIGBP £33
Young Adult 18-23NIGBP £17
Junior (u18) No magazineNIGBP £10

Membership Benefits

Representation   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.
IWN Magazine   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 + CICs   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.
Participation + Improvements   Funds are raised to improve existing navigations and to restore derelict ones. Work parties are a very social way of participating in this work.
Web Forum   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.
Support the aims of IWAI   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.
Payment Options
Secure Credit Card
    You can join online now by registering on this web site and making a credit card payment using our secure WorldPay agent. We do NOT handle or store your credit information on this site.
    To pay by cheque, please print and complete this Application form and return to membership secretary with payment
Direct Debit
Republic of Ireland
You can print, complete and return one of the above Direct Debit Mandates to the membership secretary.
Corporate Membership
    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


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