​​Waterways Ireland has two venues which can be made available for public use;
  • The Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
  • The Exhibition Space at Waterways Ireland Headquarters in Enniskillen
Details on the venues and the facilities offered are as follows:- ​

Visitor Centre


Waterways Ireland owns a multipurpose space in the Dublin Docklands which operates as a Visitor Centre and Events Space. Applicants may wish to consider using the venue for exhibitions, displays, launches or press calls.

The Waterways Ireland Centre is a unique location in the city, floating on the waters of the Grand Canal basin this award-winning building is an impeccable fit for conferences and meetings.

The technological equipment provides many branding opportunities, whereas the architecture of the space; with its double height windows, lends itself to creative dressing for truly remarkable events.

Below is a link to a virtual tour of the Centre and surrounds, for the external views click on the top right hand side for the drop down menu and choose either option.



It is not possible to exclude natural daylight from the venue.

  • City Centre location

  • Three car-parking spaces available

  • On the dart line: stop Grand Canal

  • Parking for 1 bus or 3 cars on site and a public car park is available on the other side of Pearse Street

  • Attached floating marina

  • Security essential

  • Outside catering available

  • Roof projection available

  • Capacity
    180 for a cocktail reception,
    90 – theatre style, and
    60 – banqueting.

Applicants are requested to view our brochure and email for further information or telephone +353 (0)1 6777 510.


HQ Exhibition Space

Within its new Headquarters building in Enniskillen, Waterways Ireland has an exhibition space which can be made available to provide a showcase for cultural, historical and artistic exhibitions.


Applications to use the exhibition space are welcomed from community groups, clubs, associations, local organisations, societies, public services and individuals. As the Navigation Authority for the inland waterways of Ireland, Waterways Ireland would particularly welcome exhibitions relating to the waterways, which would serve to promote, celebrate and increase awareness of those waterways as a recreational resource for a wide variety of users.

If the request is to use the exhibition space to host a meeting, please contact Strategy & Policy Section on +44 (0) 28 66346213.​

Applicants are requested to read the guidance notes including photos before completing the Exhibition Space Application form. 

Exhibition Hall details:-
The hall comprises a multi–purpose, ground-floor level space measuring 15.5m x 9.5m, with 2 no. columns down middle of area.

Facilities available include:-

  • Audio and Projection equipment

  • Picture hanging facilities along 38 m of walls

  • 8 no. floor power / IT points

  • Moveable stage and podium

  • 60 no. chairs