County Carlow Chamber meet Waterways Ireland

The board of County Carlow Chamber of Commerce met with representatives from Waterways Ireland earlier this week to discuss the infrastructure around the county and plans for the future.


The meeting which was held digitally, focused on discussing the current infrastructure and plans for the future in relation to both maintenance and the protection of the resources that adorn our county.  John McDonagh, CEO of Waterways Ireland provided great insight and overview of Waterways Ireland and some of the current projects and plans that are in progress across the country.


Colin Duggan, President of County Carlow Chamber following the meeting commented “Our meeting with Waterways Ireland was very insightful and we look forward to exploring further how we can best maintain, protect, enhance and present the great resources in our County for all to appreciate and enjoy now and into the future. The Chamber is an independent organisation and the voice of business in the County.  We are dedicated to fostering a thriving county and being a catalyst in the promotion and progression of the town, county, and region, supporting the economic and social development of County Carlow through our work with other stakeholders like Waterways Ireland.


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About Waterways Ireland:

Waterways Ireland is a cross-border body accountable to the North South Ministerial Council under the 1998 British-Irish Agreement. The organisation is headquartered in Enniskillen and has satellite offices in Dublin, Carrick-on-Shannon, and Scarriff. Its 340 staff are deployed across the management, maintenance, development and promotion of over 1,000kms of inland navigable waterways. Waterways Ireland assets contribute approximately €560m in economic, societal and environmental value annually. The waterways estate comprises Grand Canal; Royal Canal; Barrow; Shannon, Shannon-Erne; Erne; Ulster Canal and Lower Bann navigations. In 2020, the waterways estate received 3.5 million visitors.

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