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 2015
Date From
Date To
Web Links
New Year's Day Jaunt Polehore House 01/01/15   14:30 Boat Rally to Dempsey's Quay (w/p)
Slaney River Walk Enniscorthy 25/01/2015   11:30  
Visit to Titanic Experience Public Transport 07/03/2015 8/3/2015 07:00 Belfast
Slaney Open Mini-rally Starting WHBTC 25-4-15   11:30 Enniscorthy Slip to Boat Club
Slaney Cleanup Kaat Strand 16-5-15   10:30 All necessary equipment provided
Talk - Traditional Irish Boats WHBTC Postponed to Autumn   20:00

Darina Tulley, MSc.
Marine Archaeologist

Wexford Maritime Festival Wexford Quays 20-6-15 21-6-15    
Slaney Rally Starting WHBTC 27-6-15 28-6-15    
Beggerin Island Excursion Beggerin Bridge Ruins 18-7-15   13:30 This event to be confirmed by Wildfowl Reserve
September Rally WHBTC September 19th   10:30 Joint Rally with Powerboat Club IWAI WHBTC to Enniscorthy
BBQ WHBTC September 19th   16:30  
Autumn river walk TBA   11:30