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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: 05/07/2020

Marine Notice No 59 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Albert Lock - Possible delays on Tuesday 7th July 2020

Notice Number 59 of 2016

Marine Notice

No. 59 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Albert Lock

Possible de...

Posted: 25/06/2020

Marine Notice No 58 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Kilglass - Slipway Precautions

Notice Number 58 of 2016

Marine Notice

No.58 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Kilglass

Slipway - Preca...

Posted: 22/06/2020

Marine Notice No 56 of 2020 - Lower Bann Navigation - Re-opening of locks - From 23rd June 2020

Notice Number 56 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 56 of 2020

LOWER BANN NAVIGATION

RE-OPENING OF THE LOCKS – Fr...

Posted: 22/06/2020

Marine Notice No 57 of 2020 - Lower Bann Navigation - Newferry - Vessel sunk in middle of channel

Notice Number 57 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 57 of 2020

LOWER BANN NAVIGATION

NEWFERRY

VESSEL SUNK ...

Posted: 12/06/2020

Marine Notice No 53 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Roadmap for reopening of navigation - From 29 June 2020

Notice Number 53 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.53 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Roadmap for reopening of navigat...

Posted: 05/06/2020

Marine Notice No 51 of 2020 - Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation - Reopening of navigations from 8th June 2020

Notice Number 51 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 51 of 2020

Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation

Posted: 05/06/2020

Marine Notice No 51 of 2020 - Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation - Reopening of navigations from 8th June 2020

Notice Number 51 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 51 of 2020

Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation

Posted: 05/06/2020

Marine Notice No 51 of 2020 - Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation - Reopening of navigations from 8th June 2020

Notice Number 51 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 51 of 2020

Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line & Navigation

Posted: 04/06/2020

Marine Notice No 50 of 2020 - Grand Canal Rural - Lowtown to Shannon Harbour - Re-Opening of the Locks as of 8 June 2020

Notice Number 50 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 50 of 2020

Grand Canal Rural

Lowtown to Shannon Harbour
...

Posted: 03/06/2020

Marine Notice No 45 of 2020 - Shannon Erne Waterway - Roadmap for re-opening of the locks from 8th June 2020

Notice Number 45 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.45 of 2020

SHANNON-ERNE WATERWAY
  
ROADMAP FOR RE-OP...

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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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