2020BC & Float to the Fleadh

2020sBC (big cruise)

The text below describes our original concept for the 2020BC, when conditions allow we hope to roll it out as the 2020sBC.

Over many journeys traveling the rivers of Ireland we meet other boaters who say…
I’ve been meaning to cruise the canals for years
and
I would love to explore the canals but I’m afraid to go it alone.
Well there is no need to miss out on some of Ireland’s greatest waterways (THE CANALS) any longer!
Now, 10 Years on from the re-opening of the Royal Canal, the canals branches of IWAI are putting together a Big Cruise in Company, the 2020sBC. You can cruise the Royal and Grand Canals (known as doing the Green & Silver) and explore the Barrow Line too.
Take in a variety of events on your way to the great Dublin Rally in May, or Float to the Fleadh in Mullingar in August. Pick and choose the events you want to visit, it’s all there for you.

Contact us if you want more information we will forward leaflets and registration forms to you:
Email: Mick Kinahan – mickinahan@gmail.com
Mobile: 086-8150483
Email: Denis Baker – royalcanal@iwai.ie
Mobile: 086-8031601

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Float to the Fleadh

The text below describes our original concept for the Float to the Fleadh, when conditions allow we hope to roll it out with the 2020sBC if Mullingar is again awarded the Fleadh.

Fleadh Ceoil, Ireland’s premier traditional music festival was to takes place in Mullingar in 2020 & 2021. The Royal Canal branch were going to continue the IWAI tradition of hosting a Float to the Fleadh event, to facilitate boaters who wish to take their boats to the Fleadh, where possible.
Mullingar has a large secure harbour with a service block, perfect facilities for those considering Floating to the Fleadh.  As part of the 2020BC you would have support where needed on your journey, so register for both the Float to the Fleadh and the 2020BC.

This is an ideal time to venture onto the canals and enjoy the multiple celebrations occurring this year; 10 Years since the re-opening of the Royal Canal, 60 Years since the closure of the canals to commercial traffic, 20 Years since Waterways Ireland was formed, so make it a special year for you too.

Online Application Float to the Fleadh

Supported by Waterways Ireland this promises to be a special year on the canals. Even if you’re only traveling to the Fleadh, we will group boats together so you are not traveling alone.

Contact us if you want more information we will forward leaflets and registration forms to you:
Email: Denis Baker – royalcanal@iwai.ie
Mobile: 086-8031601
Email: Mick Kinahan – mickinahan@gmail.com
Mobile: 086-8150483
Email: John Banim – john.banim@gmail.com
Mobile: 087-2446938

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