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Posted: 20/04/2017

Sarsfield's Lock Opening Schedule

Notice Number 18 of 2017

Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels of the current schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number 087-7972998 only during the hours of operation as shown below when he/she  will be in attendance.

Passage
DateHWHW-2HW+2From ToFrom To
21/04/201715:0913:0917:0913:1014:10
28/04/201708:3106:3110:3109:3010:30
05/05/201715:5313:5317:5313:5014:50
12/05/201708:2206:2210:2209:2010:20
19/05/201713:2511:2515:2511:3012:30

 

Masters are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station (00353 (0)87 9970131) 48 hours in advance of commencing their journey to book passage through the locks at Ardnacrusha.

 

It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating (20MW), due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation channel, which can be dangerous. To ascertain automatically in real time how many turbines are running, users can phone 00353 (0)87 6477229.

 

C.J.Lawn

Inspector of Navigation

20 Apr 2017

Tel:  353 90 6494232


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