Waterways Ireland Learning Zone
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  • Our new Lakeland Explorers Booklet is now available!
    Our new Lakeland Explorers Booklet is now available!

    ​Our brand new Lakeland Explorers booklet it now available as a resource here. This fantastic publication offers a first step to discovering Ireland's Lakelands. 

    Full to the brim with fun facts on the history of the waterways and the wildlife who call it their home this book also offers loads of fun games and activies for students to complete whether from the comfort of their living room or in a classroom.

    You'll also learn about engineering, hidden histories and get given more than enough information to start planning your next adventure!

  • Biodiversity Week 2017
    Biodiversity Week 2017

    National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature and showing the fun and wonder that can be found outside. To celebrate the event this year, Waterways Ireland together with IPCC (Irish Peatland Conservation Council) ran a series of biodiversity workshops along the Grand Canal in Monasterevin.

    Students and teachers from St. John's NS in Monasterevin met Nuala Madigan from IPCC and our Education Office Manus Tiernan to discover the vast array of wildlife that call the canal their home. Each group made their own leaf dials in the classroom before taking a walk along the towpath where they learned how to identity the trees along the canal banks. They also made colour dabs to investigate all the vibrant colours of the canal and even came face to face with some mini beasts!

    Feedback from this schools expedition along the canal has been very positive. Both students and teachers were full of questions and eager to impart their local knowledge about the canal. Everybody had a fantastic day exploring the biodiversity of the Grand Canal in Monasterevin!

  • Waterways Ireland feature in the latest issue of Nature's Web!
    Waterways Ireland feature in the latest issue of Nature's Web!

    ​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 Ireland's Waterways.

    Click on the full newsletter here to find out fun facts about Ireland's Inland Waterways, Locks and Bridges as well as some of the work of our fantastic Lock keepers. You can also read all about a day in the life of our Environment and Heritage Officer, Cormac!

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