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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 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

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

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: 20/02/2020

Marine Notice 16 of 2020_Shannon Navigation_ High water levels and strong flow

Notice Number 16 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 16 of 2020

SHANNON NAVIGATION, ERNE SYSTEM, RIVER BARROW, RIVER BANN...

Posted: 18/02/2020

Marine Notice No 15 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Jamestown Canal - Closure of navigation due to high water levels

Notice Number 15 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 15 of 2020

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Jamestown Canal

Closure of na...

Posted: 17/02/2020

Marine Notice No 13 of 2020 - Shannon Erne Waterway - Keshcarrigan Amenity Area - Closure Extended until 16 March 2020

Notice Number 13 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 13 of 2020

SHANNON - ERNE WATERWAY

Keshcarrigan Amenity Area - Clo...

Posted: 17/02/2020

Marine Notice No 14 of 2020 - Shannon-Erne Waterway - Temporary Closure of Navigation between Lock 12 and Lock 13 to Facilitate Installation of Footbridge

Notice Number 14 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 14 of 2020
Shannon-Erne Waterway

Temporary Closure of Navigation betwe...

Posted: 12/02/2020

Marine Notice No 09 of 2020 - Royal Canal - Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2020

Notice Number 9 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 09 of 2020

ROYAL CANAL

NEWCOMEN BRIDGE LIFT DATES 2020

Wa...

Posted: 12/02/2020

Marine Notice No 10 of 2020 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage In and Out of Dublin 2020

Notice Number 10 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 10 of 2020

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 12/02/2020

Marine Notice No 10 of 2020 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage In and Out of Dublin 2020

Notice Number 10 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 10 of 2020

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 12/02/2020

arine Notice No 11 of 2020 - Grand Canal - Dublin - Update on Irish Water sewer repair works between Locks 1 & 2, Inchicore area

Notice Number 11 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 11 of 2020

GRAND CANAL

DUBLIN

Update on Irish Water sewer ...

Posted: 12/02/2020

Marine Notice No 12 of 2020 - Royal Canal - Towpath closures - Castleknock to Confey

Notice Number 12 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 12 of 2020

Royal Canal

Towpath closures

Castleknock to Conf...

Posted: 29/01/2020

Marine Notice No 7 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Closure of locks for staff training day - Wednesday 5th February 2020

Notice Number 7 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 7 of 2020

SHANNON NAVIGATION

CLOSURE OF LOCKS FOR STAFF TRAINING D...

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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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