Welcome to the Inland Waterways of Ireland, Slaney Branch Web page. This homepage is intended to keep Slaney branch members, as well as others in the area, up to date on what is happening in the branch. Relevant articles, pictures etc., preferably in electronic form, are welcomed by the Slaney Branch Webmaster

Improvement work on River Slaney Navigation is now complete. Five new marks have been laid in the Patches, the shallowest, most challenging section. This provides a new, deep water route through the sandbanks. A new port-hand mark has been laid by the Branch at the Point of Park. With these improvements, boating up the river from Wexford to Enniscorthy is now relatively simple provided one takes account of tides. Three IWAI News articles about the mark laying and Slaney Navigation from Wexford to Enniscorthy are available online here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3 . The full list of waypoints for the Slaney are available here: Waypoints.

The IWAI is waging a very serious campaign against Waterways Ireland's plans to introduce new bye-laws controlling all aspects of mooring, tying up, passing through locks and staying in the Barrow, Grand and Royal canal. Though they do not affect the Slaney it is likely that if they are not successfully challenged the WI could visit even more unfavourable bye-laws on all Irish waterways. See Bye-Laws Campaign

Calendar of Events 2017
Date From
Date To
Details/Web Links
New Year's Eve at-home Polehore House 31/12/16   15:00 Slaney IWAI members
AGM and Reception WHBTC 14/01/17   19:30 All Welcome
Enniscorthy Walk The Promenade 29/01/17   11:30 Members/Friends/Animals
Sow Cleanup Castlebridge 5/03/17   14:00 From riverbank, Carfix Garage
Sow Cleanup2 Castlebridge 19/03/17   14:00 From riverbank, Carfix Garage
Litter Cleanup Kaats Strand TBA   12:00 Wear wellies. All gear supplied
Excursion Dunlaoghaire 01/04/17   07:34 Maritime museum,
Small Boat Rally Boro River 22/04/17   14:30 Meet at Boat Club or Edermine at 15:00
Small Boat Rally Blackwater 21/05/17   13:00 Villierstown Boat Club
Excursion Dublin Bay TBA   07:34 Howth YC, Dublin Bay Cruise
Maritime Festival Wexford 31/07/17 02/07/17    
Slaney Rally WHBTC 15/07/17 16/07/17 11:30 Briefing at 11:00 WHBTC
Drascome Rally & Slaney BBQ WHBTC 26/08/17 27/08/17 11:30 Programme TBA, Barbecue 26/0817 at 19:00
Sow Rally WHBTC 16/09/17   14:30 Small boats: set out from WHBTC
Autumn Walk Enniscorthy 14/10/17   11:30 Car park at Riverside Park Hotel