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Ecological Surveys

​Waterways Ireland has conducts ecological surveys of flora and fauna along the waterways in keeping with the Heritage Plan. You can find these surveys below.

In line with the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 – 2014 and the associated obligations placed on public authorities  Waterways Ireland is required to publish information on access to information on the environment on our website. To access any of the below surveys please click on the cover image or the title. 


Dublin Canals


Ecological Survey of the Grand and Royal Canals in Dublin





Barrow Navigation


Ecological Survey of the Barrow Navigation between Athy, Co. Kildare and St. Mullins, Co. Carlow


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal Barrow Line


Grand Canal


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal - County Offaly 


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal - Edenderry Branch



Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal Main Line (Kildare - Dublin)


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal - Naas Corbally Branch


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal - Miltown Feeder


Ecological Survey of the Grand Canal- Kilbeggan




Royal Canal


Ecological Survey of the Royal Canal and the Lough Owel Feeder


Ecological Survey of the Royal Canal Between Saunders Bridge and the R Boyne


Ecological Survey of the Royal Canal between Kilashee and Clondra along the Longford Branch

Orchid/Species-rich Grassland Management Plan - Footy's Bridge, Royal Canal, Co. Westmeath





Shannon Erne Waterway


Ecological Survey of the Shannon Erne Waterway - River Shannon Confluence to Lough Scur


Ecological Survey of the Shannon Erne Waterway - Lough Scur to Aghoo Bridge


Ecological Survey of the Shannon Erne Waterway - Aghoo Lock (Lock 4) to Garadice Lough


Ecological Survey of the Shannon Erne Waterway - Garadice Lough to Ballyconnell


Ecological Survey of the Shannon Erne Waterway - Ballyconnell to Lough Erne


AIE (Access to Information on the Environment)

In line with the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 – 2014 and the associated obligations placed on public authorities  Waterways Ireland is required to publish information on access to information on the environment on our website.

To view details on these regulations click here. 

 In January 2014, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government requested returns of AIE statistics from public authorities who are subject to the AIE Regulations. Our AIE Statistics can be viewed by clicking the links below.

AIE Statistics 2016

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