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

Work has already begun on the planned improvement of River Slaney Navigation. The first of 6 marks has been laid in the Patches, the shallowest, most challenging section. This wiii provide a new, deep water route through the sandbanks. The first two IWAI News articles about Slaney Navigation articles are available online here. Part 1. Part 2.

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 2014
Date From
Date To
Web Links
Irish Shipping - the First 15 Ships WHBTC 29-1-2014   20:00 Details
Slaney Walk Altmount Gardens 12-4-14   12:00 Photos Their Website
Slaney Cleanup by boat Edermine & Killurin 26-4-14   14:00 Launch at Edermine. All necessary equipment provided
Drinagh Canal Rally   10-5-14   12:00 Note: changed from 11th
John Barry Festival Wexford Quays 27-6-14 29-6-14   Note: changed from 21-22nd
Slaney Rally Starting WHBTC 21-6-14     To Enniscorthy via new Patch Marks.
Family BBQ WHBTC September   TBA