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What’s on 2014 Events and Festivals on Ireland’s Inland Waterways


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Welcome to the 2014 Waterways Ireland Events Guide Just a few steps away from our everyday lives, Waterways Ireland give us a much-needed space where we can escape. Next to our canals and rivers we can relax and reconnect with ourselves, our environment and the people who matter to us. Our waterway network is an undiscovered national treasure. Whether you’re the adventurous type and sway towards more energetic past times or you’re more at home in the pub with your favourite pint; our canals and rivers have something to offer from: • rowing racing • fishing • hiking trips • children’s adventures • regatta’s • arts and festivals • wildlife exploration • or exploring our historic towns and villages along the way.

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Events Guide - What’s On 2014

20 April 2014

26 April 2014

Waterways Ireland Ballinamore Kayak Run

Lower Bann Recreational Paddle

Waterway: Shannon Erne Waterway Where: Ballinamore Location: Starts at Lock 6 This is a fun event starting with a 7km run along the canal bank, then a 1km kayak (sit on top) out and back on the canal and finally a 24 km scenic cycle circling Garadice Lake and finishing at the main street, Ballinamore. Bring you bike, helmet and running gear. Kayaks and bouyancy aids are provided. 4

Conor Harte + 353 86 1706271 conhharte@yahoo.ie http://bit.ly/1friPpG /BallinamoreKayacRun – map: bit.ly/xxxxxx

Waterway: Lower Bann Navigation Where: Toomebridge Location: Toome Carpark Lock Gate 1 The recreational paddles are suitable and open to families, clubs, paddlers of all ages and abilities and can be paddled in any type of craft. So dust down your boat and come and join us on these social paddles. Open canoes or sea kayaks can be hired from CANI at a reasonable cost.

Canoe Association NI (CANI) 02890738884 office@cani.org.uk http://bit.ly/Rijdxj /CanoeAssociationNI map: bit.ly/xxxxxx


Events Guide - What’s On 2014

2 - 3 May 2014

2 - 5 May 2014

EyeFeelGood Outdoors promoting Paddle Sports

Islander Festival

Waterway: Lower Bann Navigation Where: Portglenone to Coleraine Location: Portglenone

Waterway: Erne System Where: United Kingdom Location: Lisnaskea

Two days paddling from Portglenone to Coleraine using canoes and stand up paddle boards.

A brand new four day festival in the tranquil setting of the Upper Lough Erne Region that brings together musicians, artists, gourmet food and traditional craft.

Canoes and Stand Up boards are available with tuition and Instructor guidance.

Richard Fee 07877857220 richard@eyefeelgood.org http://bit.ly/P2E6KG /eyefeelgood @eyefeelgoodni map: bit.ly/xxxxxx

Entertainment can be found at various locations around Upper Lough Erne including islands and castles, and is suitable for the whole family.

Islander Festival 02867723590 info@upperlougherneregion.com www.islanderfestival.com /upperlougherneregion @UpperLoughErne map: bit.ly/xxxxxx 5


Events Guide - What’s On 2014

4 - 4 May 2014

9 - 11 May 2014

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

Barrow River Arts Festival

Waterway: Barrow Navigation Where: Emily Square adjacent to the Athy Town Bridge Location: Athy, Co. Kildare The IDBA annual dragon boat regatta in Emily Square (adjacent to Athy Town Bridge), Athy, Co. Kildare. Teams of 13 - 20 people are invited to take part in a fun filled day of dragon boat racing. Equipment and helms provided, you just provide the paddlers and drummer. Entry fee: €425.00/team (adults), €255.00/team (U18s). 4

Julie Doyle 085 7422902 info@dragonboat.ie www.dragonboat.ie Irish Dragon Boat Assoc. @IrishDragonBoat map: bit.ly/1r1UWFX

Waterway: Barrow Navigation Where: Borris Location: Borris Co Carlow A weekend of visual art, concerts, and readings in the magnificent Borris House ancestral home of the Kings of Leinster. Tickets: VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow. www.gbshawtheatre.ie Telephone - 059 9172400 Email: info@visualcarlow.ie

Susan Proud 086 1777017 barrowriverartsfestival@gmail.com www.barrowriverartsfestival.com /barrowriverarts @BarrowRiverArts map: bit.ly/xxxxxx


Events Guide - What’s On 2014

11 May 2014

May 2014

Lough Erne Recreational Paddle

Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival

Waterway: Erne System When: 10/05/2014 - 11/05/2014 Where: Lisnaskea Location: Share Holiday Village Slipway. View event on Map The recreational paddles are suitable and open to families, clubs, paddlers of all ages and abilities and can be paddled in any type of craft. So dust down your boat and come and join us on these social paddles. If you don’t have a boat you can hire an open canoe or sea kayak from CANI at a reasonable cost.

Siobhan 02890738884 office@cani.org.uk http://bit.ly/Qn65pt /CanoeAssociationNI – map: bit.ly/xxxxxx

Waterway: Erne System When: 12/05/2014 - 16/05/2014 Where: Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh Location: Various locations across Fermanagh The 2014 Classic Fishing Festival takes place annually with a top prize of a Crystal Chalice and £5,000. Applications are open as present.

Eddie McGovern 028 6632 5050 eddie.mcgovern@fermanagh.gov.uk http://bit.ly/1pU59E3 /ClassicFishingFestival @fishclassic Map: bit.ly/xxXxxX 5


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