Boyne Navigation – I.W.A.I. is a sub section of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (I.W.A.I.). The primary objective of our group is the restoration of the Boyne Navigation (Canal) which goes from Drogheda to Navan.
Boyne Navigation – I.W.A.I. was formed in May 2007. The group is still actively working on the restoration of the initial Lock on the canal & hopes to have that Lock (Sealock) open by the end of this year.
Our groups origins are from within the I.W.A.I. – Dublin. They decided to form a subcommittee tasked with the restoration of the Boyne Navigation. The subcommittee was called the Boyne Canal Action Group (B.C.A.G.). It was chaired by Frank Godfrey a well known local figure (twice mayor of Drogheda). An alliance was formed with An Taisce in 2004 to restore as much of the waterway as possible, starting from the seaward end and working upstream. A lot of early impetus and work on the project, both before and during the early stages of the restoration was provided by the late Robert Law of Rossnaree. Early members to the B.C.A.G. were Mick Kinahan, the late Tommy McLoughlin, Stephen Early, Seamus & Padraig Costello, Myles Brady, Ray Carr & many more.
You can follow the branches progress by visiting the news section of this website. You can become a member of the branch by visiting this webpage.