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 2020
Month
Date
Date To
Time
Description Venue
January
1
1:00 PM New Year’s Day Rally WHBTC
January
11
7:00 PM AGM and Reception WHBTC
February
22
17:30 AM Hook Sunset Tour Experience Hook Head Car Park
March
14
10:00 AM Sow Cleanup Castlebridge
March
28
11:00 AM Taisce Spring Clean Kaats Strand
April
4
1:00 PM Harbour Survey Wexford Harbour & Slaney
April
18
11:00 AM Excursion to source of Slaney Glen of Imaal
May
3
2:30 PM Small Boat Rally Drinagh Canal
May
16
10:30 AM Blackwater Small Boat Rally Villierstown
June
27
28 Maritime Festival Wexford
July
11
2:30 PM Excursion to navigation restoration Lunch in Brú na Bóinne
August
15
11:30 AM Slaney Rally WHBTC
August
29
1:00 PM Sow Rally WHBTC
Sep
12
11:00 Barrow Bridge Rally New Ross Boat Club
October
6
11:30 AM Autumn Walk Enniscorthy