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Workday Notice - 10th December 2016

A workday was held Saturday 10th December 2016 at 10:30 between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

More cutting back of growth is planned for this upcoming workday.

More cutting tomorrow. It will be our final session out this year and its looking like its going to be a little colder vs what it has been over the week.

We had a bigger showing the last day of our crew but lets hope we get as near full crew tomorrow. A new guy is expected along.

Since we are wrapping up we will be have our customary mince pies during lunch to guild the lilly.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Current Workday Notice - 5th November 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 5th November 2016 at 10:30 between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

More cutting back of growth is planned for this upcoming workday.

It was all about the cutting the last day, we had two crews, one working on the banks and another working on the walk way (towpath) up to Lock 2. The summers growth was been trimmed back along with providing clearance for machinery which will need to travel up the towpath to enable the lockgate installation.

We had an additional new person to our crew the last day, another skilled hand to our crew but we are always looking for people to help out.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Current Workday Notice - 22th October 2016

A workday was held Saturday 22th October 2016 at 10:30 at our yard and Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)*

Installation of lockgate brackets at the Oldbridge Guardlock - Lock 2. Some cutting of brushes on the Oldbridge section will also be done.

Additional alternations were done to the lockgates. It was hoped to install the Oldbridge Guardlock lockgate brackets on the 10th September but a car had blocked full access to the walkway up to the lock. We had to cancel our planned workday on the 24th September during to strong winds and the forecast rain.

We had an additional new person to our crew the last day, another skilled hand to our crew but we are always looking for people to help out.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Current Workday Notice - 8th October 2016

A workday was held Saturday 8th October 2016 at 10:30 at our yard and Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)*

Installation of lockgate brackets at the Oldbridge Guardlock - Lock 2. Some cutting of brushes on the Oldbridge section will also be done.

Additional alternations were done to the lockgates. It was hoped to install the Oldbridge Guardlock lockgate brackets on the 10th September but a car had blocked full access to the walkway up to the lock. We had to cancel our planned workday on the 24th September during to strong winds and the forecast rain.

We had an additional new person to our crew the last day, another skilled hand to our crew but we are always looking for people to help out.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Cancelled: Workday Notice - 24th September 2016

Workday Notice - 10th September 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 10th September 2016 at 10:30 at our yard

Work will be concentrated up in our yard. Additional fitting will be done to the lockgates. Some other work needs to be done up in the yard.

Great to welcome along a new person to our crew. He has been playing a blinder up to now!!

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 27th August 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 27th August 2016 at 10:30 Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

We will be solely be based at the Sealock preparing for our Heritage week free boat trips on Sunday 28th August only.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 13th August 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 13th August 2016 at 10:30 at our yard, an section between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

Additional work will be done Guardlock lockgates, new bases will be set oout for our containers and a clean up will be done along the Oldbridge section of the canal.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 30th July 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 30th July 2016 at 10:30 at our yard, an section between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

We will be focusing work up at the Oldbridge Guardlock (Lock 2).

The Oldbridge Guardlock Lockgates were given a 2nd coat of paint in our yard. Our equipment was also.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 16th July 2016

A workday was held Saturday 16th July 2016 at 10:30 at our yard, an section between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

The Oldbridge Guardlock Lockgates will be given a 2nd coat of paint in our yard. A litter pick will be carried out on the Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation.

Some trees had fallen across and into the canal, these were cleared to allow Boyne Boats trips clear passage along this section.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 9th July 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 9nd July 2016 at 10:30 Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)* and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

A litter pick will be carried out on the Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation. Some trees have fallen across and into the canal, these will be cleared to allow Boyne Boats trips clear passage along this section.

The last day work was contentrated on the Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1. The private lawns were cut, a general sweep and tidy up was carried out.

Seems like we might be set for a wet day Satuday, keep an eye on our facebook page for further updates.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice - 2nd July 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 2nd July 2016 at 10:30 at our yard and Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)*.

The Guard Lock lockgates turned over the last day and given their first coat of paint. Our group will be split into two: 1 group giving these gates a 2nd coat of paint (pending weather) and the other down at the Guardlock preparing for the their installation.

Seems like we might be set for a wet day Satuday, keep an eye on our facebook page for further updates.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice: 18th June 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 18th June 2016 at 10:30 between Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre)*. and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

The Guard Lock lockgates will be getting another coat of paint. Up around the area of Lock 2, we will be strimming the verges. Other parts of the Oldbridge section will be assessed for further work to be carried out.

Forecast for the day seems to be changeable (as of Wednesday) for what it will be like on Satuday, keep an eye on our facebook page for further updates.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice: 4th June 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 4th June 2016 at 10:30 between Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*. and Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

The plan for work on the day is to strim along the Oldbridge section. We continue work on the stonewall canal bank, building up it up to its original level. If we have enough people on the day, the lockgates for Lock 2 will be given an extra coat of paint in preparation for future installation.

Forecast for the day isn't to be great but we will turn up and see how it goes on the day.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice: 21st May 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 21th May 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*. Our work is due to continue on the our "Great Wall of China" - Boyneside!! We will be continuing to build up the stonewall canal bank, heading back up towards the the horsebridge. Forecast for the day isn't to be great but we will turn up and see how it goes on the day.

We continued work on the stonewall canal bank during our last workday. Steady progress was made during the day. Some from our group will be doing some trimming of grass also.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice 14th May 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 7th May 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*. Our work is due to continue on the our "Great Wall of China" - Boyneside!! We will be continuing to build up the stonewall canal bank, heading back up towards the the horsebridge. Forecast for the day isn't to be great but we will turn up and see how it goes on the day.

We continued work on the stonewall canal bank during our last workday. Steady progress was made during the day.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice 7th May 2016 (Cancelled due to rain)

A workday will be held this Saturday 7th May 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*. Our work is due to continue on the our "Great Wall of China" - Boyneside!! We will be continuing to build up the stonewall canal bank, heading back up towards the the horsebridge. Forecast for the day isn't to be great but we will turn up and see how it goes on the day.

We continued work on the stonewall canal bank during our last workday. Steady progress was made during the day.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workparty 9th April 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 9th April 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*.

Masonary work will be the order of the day. We will be building the stone wall canal bank up to its full height and working back up to the horseshoe bridge. Forecast for the day isn't to be great but we will turn up and see how it goes on the day.

We last minute cancelled our workday as the weather turned it into a wash out, not a chance any work could be done.

The above notice has been written retrospective as we had an internal technical which prevented our workday notice been sent out. We are aware people check our website for the scandal of what we are planning to do :-)

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workparty 26th March 2016 (Cancelled due to wet weather)

Workparty 12th March 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 12th March 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Lower Newgrange (Staleen, Donore, Co. Meath)*.

We will be resuming our masonary work there after our abrupt stop late last year when the irish "monsoon" rains started. There is only a small section of the canal stonewall bank to be repair and repointed. The forecast is susposed to be ideal for this work

We removed trees branches that have grown out into the Upper Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation. There is only a small bit more work to be done on this section but it will have to wait until next September at the earliest.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday 27th February 2016

A workday was held on Saturday 27th February 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Oldbridge Guard Lock - Lock 2 (back of Battle of the Boyne Centre).

We will be removing trees branches that have grown out into the Upper Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation. Maintenance of this sort is ongoing as nature and its parts doesn't give up so we will just keep it in check. The forecast is predicted to be dry but cold, so we'd hope the get loads of work done.

We had great success up at Athlumney during our last workday, a collection of fallen trees was removed below Athlumney Bridge by one of our teams. A second team cut back growth that had been impinging on the Boyne Navigation up by the council car park. A small but substancial section was cleared back. A full day was done here and we had some tired bodies afterwards.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday 13th February 2016

A workday will be held Saturday 13th February 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Ramparts, Athlumney Bridge, Navan.

We will be removing trees that has fallen into the Navan section of the Boyne Navigation. We are aware that these have been down for awhile but due to our heavy work schedule down at the Lower Newgrange section it wasn't possible, we are only volunteers after all. and doing a general tidy up around the Stackallen Lock section of the Boyne Navigation (canal). The forecast is predicted to be dry so we'd hope the get loads of work done.

As per the plan the last day, cutting branches, scrubs and a general tidy up was done down at Stackallen Lock - Lock 16. Ivy that had grown along the lock chamber was removed. Cut stonework that had been covered by grass was also once again revealed. Wild grass growing the river side of the lock chamber was also cut back.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice 30 January 2016

A workday will be held Saturday 30th January 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at Stackallen (Lock 16), Navan.

We will be cutting branches, scrubs and doing a general tidy up around the Stackallen Lock section of the Boyne Navigation (canal). The forecast is predicted to be dry so we'd hope the get loads of work done.

We were glad to put the nightware situation behind us, where we were prevented doing any work due to the hazardously high water levels. We cut any parts of trees which had either fallen or were dangerously leaning over the Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation.

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

Workday Notice 16th January 2016

A workday will be held this Saturday 16th January 2016 between 10:00 - 10:30 at at the Oldbridge Sealock - Lock 1*.

We will be cutting growth which has infringed on the Lower Oldbridge section of the Boyne Navigation (canal).

Due to the recently deludge of rain it had stopped us from holding any workdays since late October, which is hard to believe!! Some drastic photo of the floods that resulted and some of the damaged that occurred. Its looking like we will have a nippy day tomorrow so be prepared with you best Artic wear!!

The last work the last day involved a rubbish pick taking place on the Oldbridge section. A factory workers locker, car front wing and suspicious black sack of peat were recovered. We mixed up additional lime mortor for future stonework down at the Lower Newgrange section. We will hope that the canal hasn't gotten any generous donations over the break!!

Hope to see you along on Saturday,
Eugene Carbery, Project Manager,
Boyne Navigation Branch.

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