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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

Non-Residential Extended Mooring Permit (NR-EMP) permits the holder to moor in an allocated location...

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: 01/03/2021

Marine Notice No 12 of 2021 - Royal Canal - Dublin - Phibsboro - Towpath investigation works

Notice Number 12 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 12 of 2021

Royal Canal
Dublin
Phibsboro area
Towpath investigati...

Posted: 21/02/2021

Marine Notice No 11 of 2021 - Grand Canal - Tullamore - Iarnrod Eireann Rail Bridge - Essential Maintenance works

Notice Number 11 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 11 of 2021

GRAND CANAL

TULLAMORE

IARNRÓD ÉIREANN (Irish R...

Posted: 18/02/2021

Marine Notice No 10 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Tarmonbarry - Emergency repair works to lock gates - Closure of navigation - From 08th March to 28th April 2021

Notice Number 10 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 10 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Tarmonbarry

Emergency repair...

Posted: 08/02/2021

Marine Notice No 08 of 2021 - Royal Canal - Mullingar Harbour to Cullion - Lough Owel Feeder - Towpath maintenance works – 8th to 19th February 2021

Notice Number 8 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 08 of 2021

Royal Canal

Mullingar Harbour to Cullion

Lough O...

Posted: 11/01/2021

Marine Notice 05 of 2021 - Royal Canal - Phibsboro to Ashtown - Towpath investigation works - Jan to March 2021

Notice Number 5 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 05 of 2021

Royal Canal
Dublin
Phibsboro to Ashtown
Towpath inves...

Posted: 02/01/2021

Special Marine Notice 01 of 2021 - General Information on using Waterways Ireland navigations

Notice Number 1 of 2016

SPECIAL MARINE NOTICE
No. 1 of 2021


General Information on using Waterways Ireland nav...

Posted: 21/12/2020

Marine Notice No 103 of 2020 - Shannon Erne Waterway - Notice of locks and facilities closures - 24 Dec 2020 to 03 Jan 2021

Notice Number 103 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 103 of 2020

SHANNON - ERNE WATERWAY

NOTICE OF LOCKS & FACILITI...

Posted: 26/11/2020

Marine Notice No 99 of 2020 - Erne System - Bellanaleck Public Jetty and Slipway - Closure from 30 Nov 2020 to 31 March 2021

Notice Number 99 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 99 of 2020

Erne System

Bellanaleck Public Jetty and Slipway

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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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