Ruth Delany


Ruth Delany has been researching the history of the Irish inland waterways for many years. She was a founder member of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland in 1954 when the Shannon Navigation was at a very low ebb. She was president of the IWAI from 1981-84 and edited the Inland Waterway News for many years until 1998. In addition to editing guides to the inland waterways, her publications include Canals of the South of Ireland (1966), The Grand Canal of Ireland (1973), By Shannon Shores (1987), Ireland’s Inland Waterways (1988) and Ireland’s Royal Canal (1992).