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 2016
Date From
Date To
Web Links
New Year's Day at-home Polehore House 01/01/16   15:00 Slaney IWAI members
Eden Vale Walk Castlebridge 30/01/2016   11:30  
Slaney Cleanup - Boro Walk Edermine 19/03/2016   11:30 All necessary equipment provided
Excursion to Maritime Museum & Dublin Bay Bus Eireann at O'Hanrahan

Gale forecast Dublin!

  08:00 Bus, Dart, Ferry and return by Train
Slaney Cleanup Kaat Strand East Abutment 16/04/2016   11:30 All necessary equipment provided
Small Boat Rally Boro Edermine 30/04/2016   11:30


Wexford Maritime Festival Wexford Quays 25/06/16 26/6/16    
Syl’s Seat Unveiling and Barbecue WHBTC 27/6/2016      
Small Boat Rally River Sow WHBTC 03/7/16   15:00  
Slaney Rally Starting WHBTC 16/07/16 17/7/15 11:30  
Lunch Excursion up River Nore Meeting at Galley at New Ross 24/09/16   12:15  
BBQ WHBTC 08/10/16   18:30  
Autumn river walk to Leighlinbridge Barrow at Bagnalstown 16/10/16   11:30