Press Releases

Boating to the Ploughing Grand Canal and Agricultural links to be celebrated during this years Ploughing Championships in Athy.

May 29th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will be avoiding the traffic queues at this year's Ploughing Championships by arriving via the Grand Canal. This is quite appropriate given the historical significance [...]

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The IWAI welcome Kildare County Councils motion rejecting the Waterways Ireland proposed Canal Bye – law amendments 2014

March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Press Release, Uncategorized|

Speaking this week, Carmel Meegan, President of The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomed the unanimous support from Kildare’s democratically elected representatives in the Council and added that it provides further proof that “the proposed [...]

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ONE DAY ONLY – Monday 3 rd Feb 201 4: Save the Canals & River Barrow.

January 28th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

IWAI News Release Date of Issue 28 January 2014 ONE DAY ONLY– Monday 3rd Feb 2014:Save the Canals & River Barrow. Widespread community alarm is emerging at proposed amendments by Waterways Ireland on Canals Bye-laws. Comments in the Seanad on Tuesday 21st [...]

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No More Boats on the Grand and Royal Canals ??

January 21st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) is preparing a robust response to the amendments proposed by Waterways Ireland to the Canals bye-laws. IWAI raise serious concerns regarding the future of boating on [...]

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IWAI encourages participation in Bye-Law Consultation

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) acknowledges the Waterways Ireland consultation period on canal use bye-laws. The IWAI today 6th January welcomed the Waterways Ireland 2014-2016 draft Corporate Plan. Waterways Ireland [...]

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Kilbeggan Challenge: Irish Whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century

August 31st, 2009|Categories: Press Release|

Kilbeggan Challenge:   Irish whiskey travels again by canal for the first time in over half a century. Two specially selected nine year old single malt whiskey casks were moved by [...]

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Leitrim County Council become IWAI Corporate Members

September 19th, 2008|Categories: Press Release|

In recognising the important contribution of boating to the Leitrim economy Leitrim County Council (LCC) have become corporate members of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI). Speaking at the [...]

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IWAI President welcomes Taoiseach’s commitment to restoring the Ulster Canal

November 8th, 2006|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI Brian Cassells today warmly welcomed the announcement last Saturday night by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern of plans to restore and re-open the Ulster Canal. He said: [...]

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IWAI Welcomes the launch of the Socio Economic Study of the Ulster Canal

August 31st, 2006|Categories: Press Release|

The President of IWAI Brian Cassells welcomed the launch yesterday of the Socio-Economic Study of the Ulster Canal in the Long Gallery at Stormont.  The study was prepared for the [...]

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