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Starting Boating

Starting boating on the inland waterways is a new challenge many people take on each year for advent...

Boat Registration and Permits

Two craft management systems are in operation on the waterways managed by Waterways Ireland:

Navigation Information

Waterways Ireland is the navigation authority for the Inland Navigable Waterways including the Barro...

Mooring Options

Waterways Ireland provides public moorings of different types all along the 1000km of navigable wate...

Extended Mooring Permits

The Extended Mooring Permit enables a boat to stay for 12 months on a single mooring on the Grand Ca...

on shore facilities

On-Shore Services

Waterways Ireland provides a range of services on the navigations we manage

Boat Trips

The are many opportunities to join a scheduled boat trip on the inland waterways, most often with an...

Cruiser Hire

Cruising

The network of lakes, river and canals that make up Irelands Inland Waterways are s...

Barge Hire

The network of lakes, river and canals that make up Irelands Inland Waterways are so variable they p...

Day Boat Hire

The network of lakes, river and canals that make up Irelands Inland Waterways are so variable they p...

Posted: 28/04/2017

Passage into and out of Dublin 2017

Notice Number 7 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wish to remind masters and owners of boat passage arrangements for movements in or...

Posted: 28/04/2017

Delays between Lock 16 and Killarcan

Notice Number 21 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that they may experience short term...

Posted: 20/04/2017

Sarsfield's Lock Opening Schedule

Notice Number 18 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels of the current schedule. The lock keep...

Posted: 18/04/2017

End of Winter Mooring Period

Notice Number 18 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to remind masters and owners of vessels that the winter mooring period fini...

Posted: 12/04/2017

Up.Lough -Shoal Area to the North of Inishcorkish Island

Notice Number 17 of 2016

Up.Lough -Shoal Area to the North of Inishcorkish Island

Posted: 06/04/2017

Opening of Portumna Castle Harbour and Amenity Park, Monday 10th April.

Notice Number 17 of 2016

The Official Opening of Portumna Castle Harbour and Amenity Park will take place on Monday 10th Apri...

Posted: 05/04/2017

Construction Work at Jetties

Notice Number 16 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that three jetties on the Erne Syst...

Posted: 31/03/2017

Special Marine Notice No 1 of 2017

Notice Number 1 of 2016

General Information and Marine Notices

Masters and owners are strongly recommended to check t...

Posted: 31/03/2017

Special Marine Notice No 2 of 2017 - Alcohol and Drugs

Notice Number 2 of 2016

Waterways Ireland reissues Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport ( Irish Maritime Administation...

Posted: 08/03/2017

Lock 8 Castlefore now Open

Notice Number 12 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the lock is now open.

​Marine Notice 162 of 2016 is n...

Upcoming Events

29April

Fundraiser At The Point

Shannon Navigation
Community/Family Fun

30April

Great Limerick Run

Shannon Navigation
Race

01May

May Day Rally

Erne System
Community/Family Fun

05May

Welcome the Barges

Grand Canal
Boat Rally | Community/Family Fun | Heritage

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Barrow Navigation

​​Winding its way through peaceful woods, fertile valleys and picturesque villages th​e Barrow is fully navigable for 68km from Athy to St. Mullins. A significant canalised waterway right up to the 1950’s the Barrow’s industrial past saw commercial barges carrying consignments of barley to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin and later, supplying beet to Ireland’s first sugar factory at Carlow.​

Erne System

​The Erne System has its share of dramatic landscapes and historical treasures; the monastic round tower at Devenish Island rising up from the Lough, the ruined remains of Tully Castle, the picture postcard image of Enniskillen’s medieval castle on the edge of its island banks and the National Trust’s Castle Coole and Crom Estate all compete for your attention.

Grand Canal

​Built amid the 18th-century canal fever that swept across Ireland, the 144km Grand Canal stretches across the country from Dublin to the Shannon.

Lower Bann Navigation

The Lower Bann is navigable from Lough Neagh to the sea at the Barmouth between Castlerock and Portstewart Strand.​

Royal Canal

The Royal Canal, on its 146km journey from the River Liffey in Dublin to the Shannon, passes 46 working locks, 10 of them double-chambered.

Shannon Erne Waterway

Running between Leitrim Village and just north of Belturbet, the Shannon-Erne Waterway links the two great waterways on the island, the Erne System and the Shannon Navigation.

Shannon Navigation

​The Shannon is a treasure waiting to be discovered. The longest river in Ireland, the River Shannon and its lakes are a bustling, colourful navigation.

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