Waterways Ireland

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Waterways Ireland
Type Implementation body
Founded 1999
Headquarters Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Website www.waterwaysireland.org

Waterways Ireland (Irish: Uiscebhealaí Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Watterweys Airlann)[1] is one of the six all-Ireland North/South implementation bodies established under the Belfast Agreement in 1999. It is responsible for the management, maintenance, development, and restoration of inland navigable waterways primarily for recreational purposes. Included as inland waterways are the Barrow Navigation, the Erne System, the Grand Canal, the Lower Bann, the Royal Canal, the Shannon–Erne Waterway and the Shannon Navigation.

Waterways Ireland has its headquarters in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and regional offices in Carrick-on-Shannon, Dublin, and Scarriff in the Republic of Ireland.

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  1. ^ Wattèrgates Airlann is also used.

Coordinates: 54°20′36″N 7°38′54″W / 54.3432°N 7.6482°W / 54.3432; -7.6482