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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: 19/08/2019

Marine Notice 86 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Portumna - Navigation Closure - ESB Maintenance on Overhead Power Lines - Tuesday 03 September 2019

Notice Number 86 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 86 of 2019

Shannon Navigation

Portumna

Navigation Clo...

Posted: 15/08/2019

Marine Notice 85 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation and Royal Canal - Tarmonbarry, Rooskey & Begnagh Bridges - Restrictions in Operation - Longford Abbott marathon - Sunday 25 August 2019

Notice Number 85 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 85 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION & ROYAL CANAL

TARMONBARRY, ROOS...

Posted: 15/08/2019

Marine Notice 85 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation and Royal Canal - Tarmonbarry, Rooskey & Begnagh Bridges - Restrictions in Operation - Longford Abbott marathon - Sunday 25 August 2019

Notice Number 85 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 85 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION & ROYAL CANAL

TARMONBARRY, ROOS...

Posted: 12/08/2019

Marine Notice 84 of 2019 - Royal Canal - Mullingar Harbour - Restricted Navigation - Canoe polo event - 16 to 18 August 2019

Notice Number 84 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 84 of 2019

ROYAL CANAL

MULLINGAR HARBOUR

RESTRICTED NAVIG...

Posted: 09/08/2019

MN 78_2019 - Extended- Shannon Navigation -LECARROW CANAL BANK MAINTENANCE

Notice Number 78 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 78 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LECARROW CANAL - CANAL BANK MAI...

Posted: 02/08/2019

Marine Notice 83 of 2019 - Lower Bann - Movanagher Swing Bridge - Closed until further notice for essential maintenance

Notice Number 83 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 83 of 2019

Lower Bann

Movanagher Swing Bridge

Closed unti...

Posted: 26/07/2019

Marine Notice 79 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - 1km downstream of Leitrim Village - Installation of three temporary green navigation markers

Notice Number 79 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 79 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

1KM DOWNSTREAM OF LEITRIM VILLA...

Posted: 26/07/2019

Marine Notice 80 of 2019 - Shannon-Erne Waterway - Lock 12 to Lock 13 - Lock Closures - 30 July 2019

Notice Number 80 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 80 of 2019

Shannon-Erne Waterway

Lock 12 to Lock 13, Kilclare
<...

Posted: 26/07/2019

Marine Notice 81 of 2019 - Grand Canal Dublin - Update on emergency works between Locks 1 & 2 - 25 July 2019

Notice Number 81 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 81 of 2019

GRAND CANAL 

DUBLIN

Update on emerge...

Posted: 22/07/2019

Marine Notice 76 of 2019 - Grand Canal - Dublin - Locks 1 & 2 - Emergency Works

Notice Number 76 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 76 of 2019

GRAND CANAL 
DUBLIN

Locks 1 & 2 Lock...

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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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