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January 2018​

This month we welcomed the European Year of Culture and Heritage, prepared for the year ahead and the new Lough Derg Blueway and celebrated winter on the waterways. . . 

Waterways Ireland exhibit at the Holiday World Show


The new Lough Derg Blueway stand at the Holiday World Show


Sharon Lavin, Head of Marketing & Communications, takes to the stage with Eoghan Corry to discuss the Lough Derg Blueway!


Launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage



Get ready to Head into the Blue with the new Lough Derg Blueway



Winter on the Waterways
L: Drumsna, credit: Karen Saunders, R: Lough Erne


Lough Derg, New Years Eve credit: Phil Dowling


Allenwood, Grand Canal credit: Celtic Photography 


Slippage on the Shannon Blueway


Storm damage at Battlebridge

On this day - 11th January 1988

Have a look at this fantastic image of Ballybrannigan Harbour on the Royal Canal in Co Longford. This photo was taken from Chaigneau Bridge in 1988 by Ian Bath prior to restoration and the reopening of the Royal Canal.

The second image was taken 26 years later... What a difference!



Update on the 48M


Dublin Docklands  Development Manager, Terre Duffy, looking over plans for the barge

TY Students design a barge


Terre speaking to the TY students about the design brief for the 48M.

Update on the Adventure Project


Dublin Canals recognised at Outsider Awards


Retirement of Niall Moore



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