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Boyne Navigation Branch wins award

We are delighted to announce that the Boyne Navigation Branch has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Community Commitment by the Drogheda Chamber. Click here to see a copy of the award.


It certainly is not 'all work and no play' on the Boyne as a fourth annual very enjoyable bar-b-que was held in the Lockhouse garden beside the sealock at Oldbridge on the evening of Friday 22th July. Again the weather was perfect, and the lighting, tents, dancefloor, and other decorations in the garden beside the lock contributed a wonderfully festive air to the celebrations.

About thirty-five of our branch members and friends attended for an evening of enjoyment and relaxation from our usual workparty activities. Special thanks must go to Stephen Early and his able helpers for their cooking efforts, and to Sophie Geraghty and Mike Egan for their permission to use the garden. Surprising hidden talents of some of our members on the dancefloor, and in the singsong were much on view! A great evening was had by all.

Lagan Rally trip

Twelve of our members took part in the wonderfully organised Lagan Branch rally in conjunction with the arrival of the Tall Ships into Belfast, on Saturday, 15th August. We trailed four boats to the Ormeau Embankment, starting at 7.00a.m. from the Sealock at Oldbridge, in wet and windy weather all the way to Belfast. However, prayers were answered, and by the time all boats were launched, the sun had broken through, giving a beautiful day for the rest of the day. We had a wonderful trip down the Lagan as far as the Waterfront Hall, where all participants were entertained to lunch, and speeches from the Lord Mayor of Belfast, the President of IWAI, and lastly, by our host, Jim Henning - all thankfully short!

We all then had a chance to walk to where the Tall Ships were moored, and browse, and admire these fantastic vessels. Back then on board our somewhat smaller craft, and back up the river, with another opportunity to see Belfast from the water, at it's very best. So to the finish of a wonderful rally, with all congratulations to the Lagan Branch for their great organisation, and warm welcome to us all!

Restoring - Inland Waterways News (Summer 2005)

The Dublin branch of IWAI, along with An Taisce and many local groups have been working hard restoring sections of the Boyne Navigation Canal(BNC). Ed Wheeler explains some of the history and mechanics involved.

Read the full article (PDF).

Ireland Draft Bye-laws

We have a copy of the Ireland Draft Bye-laws including Construction Vessels available for download.
Click here to download your copy.

Know your boat course

The IWAI Offaly Branch are holding a Know Your Boat Course, Module 3: Fibreglass. It is going to be held in the Harbour Buildings, Kilbeggan between 10:00 & 16:30. Download the flyer with all the details here

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