Category Archives: Events

January Clean Up

Greetings Fellow Grand Canal People, I hope it’s a wonderfully Happy New Year for everyone. This is the first Call to Clean Up of the New Year and I hope that the benign weather will encourage you out in the air this Saturday morning to spend some time along the Grand Canal Bank among like minded souls.

Once again, Joan Wadsworth has kindly agreed to lead the Clean Up. I have exams on Saturdays this month. Details are as follows:

*When? Saturday 5th Jan from 10am – 12noon

*Where? Meet at Leeson St. Bridge, the city side, at a canal bench.

*What? You’ll be using litter pickers to collect rubbish from along the banks of the Grand Canal.

*Do you need to bring anything? No, all you need to do is bring yourself and some energy. Joan will have litter pickers, rubbish bags and gloves for you to use.

*Cofffee? As always, Starbucks will be supporting our Clean Up work by providing us with a big pot of delicious coffee and biscuits to have in the open air when the work is done!

Breffnie O Kelly


Guided Walk 19/01/13

Mick Kinahan of Dublin Branch IWAI will be leading an entertaining guided walk along Grand Canal (Circular Line) on Saturday, 19th January, 2013 as part of the Corrib Branch Dublin Weekend. Meet at Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4 at 11 a.m. “Five Bridges & Five Locks” ~ approx. 90 mins duration.

The walk finishes at the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre in Grand Canal Quay and WI are kindly providing coffee and bikkies. All welcome ~ No charge ~ Coffee included.

Tel. (087) 23 71 719 or

Dublin Tall Ships Festival

The Tall Ships Festival Races 2012 – the world’s greatest maritime event is coming to Dublin on the 23rd – 26th August 2012.

An Event Licence Application and Draft Event Management Plan (EMP) have been submitted and are currently available for inspection in the Planning Department, Dublin City Council. We are also providing an opportunity to discuss the EMP (Traffic, Pedestrian, Stewarding, Water Safety Plans) and to provide further information on the Tall Ships Festival in a series of Information Open days as follows:

Tuesday 10th July
Pearse Hotel, Pearse Street – 12pm to 2pm

Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre – 3pm to 5pm

Wednesday 11th July

CHQ Building – 12pm to 2pm

Sean O’Casey’s Community Centre – 5pm to 7pm

There will be a map setting out the berthing locations and the festival activities, which will take place at key locations in public spaces on both sides of the Liffey from the Talbot Memorial Bridge to the Docklands.

Visit the website at