Dick Warner

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Dick Warner (born 19 July 1946) is an Irish environmentalist, writer and broadcaster.


Warner is best known for presenting three series of the half-hour documentary programme, Waterways, in which he explored Ireland's canals by barge. Waterways was first broadcast in 1991 on Ireland's national TV station, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and later transmitted internationally on channels such as Discovery and Channel 4. In 1992, Warner won a Jacob's Award for Waterways.[1]

He has worked on over ninety other broadcast television documentaries, including Spirit of Trees and Ironing the Land. Warner has also carried out work for the Central Fisheries Board, The Loughs Agency, The Office of Public Works, the National Botanic Gardens and Tourism Ireland[2]

Warner currently writes a weekly column for the Irish Examiner, published every Monday, and a new season of Waterways began airing on RTÉ in 2011.[3]

Warner is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He is married with two children and currently resides in County Kildare, Ireland.


  • Waterways: by steam launch through Ireland (1995)
  • Voyage: Around the Irish Coast (1999)
  • The Liffey: Portrait of a River (2008)


  1. ^ "Winners of radio and TV awards". The Irish Times. 16 November 1992. Other winners in the television category were...Mr Dick Warner, for the series Waterways, which recorded an "inspiring" odyssey on Ireland's inland waterways 
  2. ^ "Dick Warner". Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Warner, Dick. "Waterways - The Royal Canal". RTÉ. Retrieved 3 October 2011.