​Operating a Business on Waterway Ireland Navigations or Land. 


Waterways Ireland welcomes new businesses that want to discuss operating on the navigations or on Waterways Ireland property. A formal application and evaluation process is used to assess if a Commerical Operating License can be issued. Please contact us in advance to discuss your interest so we can help you prepare your application.

Property Section: by telephone No: +44 (0) 28 6632 3256  or by Email​.

New Applicants

Waterways Ireland welcomes applications to conduct commercial activity on the Navigation and on property we manage on behalf of the taxpayer. Successful applicants must enter into a commercial operating licence agreement with Waterways Ireland prior to commencing any commercial activity. To apply for a commercial operating licence, please complete the Commercial Operating Licence form and return requested documents to:

Orla Foster, Waterways Ireland, 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7JY.

Existing Licence Holders

Commercial operators who are currently licenced by Waterways Ireland should apply to renew their licence at least three months before the expiry of their current licence using the Commercial Operating Licence Renewal form.

Return requested documents to the address above.