News & Events

News & Events
  • Hands On Heritage Programme
    Hands On Heritage Programme

    ​We were delighted to work with Devenish College recently for the ‘Hands on Heritage’ programme! Two Year 8 groups took part in rowing and paddling, activities that help engage young minds with the natural and built heritage of Lough Erne. It was great to partner with Erne Paddlers and Row the Erne on this project through our Education Programme along with Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) who funded the project. Great to see young people experiencing the delights of their local waterway!

  • Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with Waterways Ireland!
    Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with Waterways Ireland!

    Explore your local waterway during Biodiversity Week 2022!

    Do you have what it takes to be a Waterway Hero? May is a lovely time of year to get outdoors and explore the waterways. Check out our free online workshop ‘Be a Waterway Hero’ as part of Biodiversity Week. The workshop features a virtual visit to the waterways highlighting the importance of being a responsible waterway user and respecting the environment when visiting your local canal, river or lake. There are lots of fun and interesting activities included like our Waterway Eco Wheel or Biodiversity Inspection which can be downloaded to bring along when you visit to your local waterway. There is also a ‘Waterway Hero’ certificate for all who take part!

    Be sure to visit our Learning Zone website where the workshop is available until 22nd May:  Waterways Ireland | Learning Zone | School Programmes
  • National Famine Way Education Pack
    National Famine Way Education Pack

    We were delighted to work with the National Famine Museum in Strokestown along with EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum on the recently completed National Famine Way Education Pack!

    This new highly engaging and interactive education pack provides an insight into the most traumatic event in Irish history, exploring all its complexities through the experience of Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 and their last journey on Irish soil represented by the National Famine Way.

    Ireland’s official Famine Heritage Trail is a 165 km cross country pilgrim walk with captivating layers of history, art and culture. Starting in Strokestown, it weaves through country lanes, villages, towns and Dublin city mostly along the banks of the Royal Canal.

    Be sure to check out this fantastic resource which features maps and drawings from the Waterways Ireland Archive as well as information about building locks and the Irish Navvies! Visit HERE to find out more.

  • 50 things to do for kids!
    50 things to do for kids!

    ​Looking for some fun activities to do as a family? Well look no further!

    The Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Team, in collaboration with the 9 Local Authorities, have recently produced “50 Things to do for Kids” map pads. Inside there is a selection of fun activities to do along Irelands Hidden Heartlands, so why not get involved?!

    Just follow the link to access the resource: 50 things to do for Kids

  • Engineers Week 2022
    Engineers Week 2022

    Our hugely popular Engineers Week workshop is back!

    Waterways Ireland is delighted to be part of the event again this year and we are excited to share our workshop on our Learning Zone website. This workshop is packed full of information which will introduce your students to the world of engineering including some of the projects Waterways Ireland is involved in. Linking to a range of fun and interactive activities the workshop is sure to put your engineering skills to the test!  

    The workshop includes our presentation ‘Who wants to be an Engineer?’ which features a Q&A session with one of our Senior Engineers. The workshop is live on our website from Monday 7th March to Monday 14th March and is most suitable for 4th – 6th/P5 - P7 pupils.


    Get involved by following the link HERE

    Make sure to tag us in any photos of you getting involved: @waterwaysireland @engineerireland #WILearning #STEPSEngineersWeek


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