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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: 30/07/2021

Marine Notice No 46 of 2021 - Grand Canal Barrow Line - Low water levels on 26th Level - Cautionary advice

Notice Number 46 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 46 of 2021

Grand Canal Barrow Line

Low water levels on 26th Level<...

Posted: 27/07/2021

Marine Notice No 45 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree - Navigation markers at Hexagon shoal and Hare Island

Notice Number 45 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 45 of 2021

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH REE

NAVIGATIONAL MARKER...

Posted: 20/07/2021

Marine Notice No 41 of 2021 - Royal Canal - Low water levels on summit level - Cautionary advice

Notice Number 41 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 41 of 2021

Royal Canal

Low water levels on summit level

Ca...

Posted: 20/07/2021

Marine Notice No 43 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Allen, Acres Lake, Dromod, Summer Cove - Swimming – Advisory Notice

Notice Number 43 of 2016

Marine Notice
No. 43 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Lough Allen, Acres Lake, Dromod, Su...

Posted: 09/07/2021

Marine Notice No 23 of 2021 - Updated - Royal Canal - Begnagh Bridge - Opening dates during July and August

Notice Number 23 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 23 of 2021
Updated

Royal Canal

Begnagh Bridge

Opening da...

Posted: 07/07/2021

Marine Notice No 39 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Tarmonbarry - Power disruption – Monday 12 July 2021

Notice Number 39 of 2016

Marine Notice

No.39 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Tarmonbarry

Power disrupt...

Posted: 06/07/2021

Marine Notice No 38 of 2021 - All Navigations - Public tender of vessels - July 2021

Notice Number 38 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 38 of 2021

ALL NAVIGATIONS

PUBLIC TENDER OF VESSELS – July 2021

Posted: 01/07/2021

Marine Notice No 36 of 2021 -Shannon Erne Waterway - Low water levels in all areas - Cautionary warning

Notice Number 36 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 36 of 2021


Shannon Erne Waterway

Low water levels in all areas...

Posted: 25/06/2021

Marine Notice No 34 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Low water levels in all areas - Cautionary warning

Notice Number 34 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 34 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Low water levels in all areas

Posted: 21/06/2021

Marine Notice No 33 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Derg - Deployment of Water Quality Monitoring Buoy

Notice Number 33 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 33 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Lough Derg

Deployment of Wate...

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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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