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  • Upcoming Events in Spring 2018!
    Upcoming Events in Spring 2018!

    ​Spring 2018 is off to a flying start with lots of events taking place at Waterways Ireland!

    Northern Ireland Science Festival runs from 15th - 25th February and our 'Waterways Wildlife Wonders' day takes place on Friday 23rd February as part of this event. Educational ecologist Billy Flynn who will be introducing participants to some of the living things found in the wild meadow at our Headquarters in Enniskillen. The focus will be on discovery so groups will work together to identify some aquatic creatures, learn to identify at least 3 plants found within the meadow and get familiar with some birdsongs and calls. Workshops are most suited to Key Stage 2 students.

    Engineers Week takes place from 24th February - 2nd March. Waterays Ireland is delighted to take part in this popular nationwide event once again in 2018. Plans are afoot to host site visits and workshops across the waterways with engineering teams from the Erne and Shannon-Erne already on board ignite the imaginations of the next generation of engineers! Be sure to contact our Education Officer, Manus Tiernan, at learning@waterwaysireland.org if you would like to get involved.

    Seachtain na Gailge runs from 1st - 17th March. This international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture. Waterways Ireland plans to take part in the event by offering fee school tours ás gaeilge from our Visitor Centre in March. Gaeilgeoir Cormac MacCashin will lead tours around Grand Canal Quay enthralling school groups with his knowledge of the Grand Canal.

    For more information on any of these events, to get involved or make a booking, please contact learning@waterwaysireland.org


  • Waterways Ireland takes part in Midlands Science Fest 2017!
    Waterways Ireland takes part in Midlands Science Fest 2017!

    We were delighted to participate in this year's Midlands Science Festival which took place as part of Science Week 2017 in November. The event is a fantastic opportunity to promote science subjects within Midlands schools and to reach young children at an early age. This year we had the pleasure of visiting Daingean National School to provide a series of workshops all about the Grand Canal; one of Ireland's greatest engineering achievements.

    Pupils were introduced to the rich biodiversity of the canal and met some of the mini beasts who call the canal their home! They also had the opportunity to explore the history of the Grand Canal and the uses of the canal past and present. The festival provides ideal activities and events to enable schools to learn about science and in this case also about heritage in a fun and interesting way.

  • Nature's Web Magazine feature the River Shannon!
    Nature's Web Magazine feature the River Shannon!

    We are delighted to feature in the latest issue of Natures Web!

    Nature's Web is an exciting newsletter for children, featuring news, games and stories about nature and the environment. This month's Special Feature is the River Shannon

    Click on the full newsletter HERE to find out fun facts about Ireland's longest river, the Shannon. You'll also find out about the Timeline of the Shannon Navigation and all about the navigation information and history of the River.

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