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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 facilities

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: 06/11/2018

Marine Notice 123 of 2018 - Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation - Navigation Restrictions Winter Period 2018-2019

Notice Number 123 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.  123 of 2018

Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Line and Navigati...

Posted: 31/10/2018

Marine Notice 122 of 2018 - Grand Canal - Closure of Leinster Aqueduct - 01 November 2018 for 6 weeks

Notice Number 122 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No 122 of 2018

GRAND CANAL

CLOSURE OF GRAND CANAL AT LEINSTER AQ...

Posted: 30/10/2018

Marine Notice 119 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation - Low Water Levels

Notice Number 119 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 119 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOW WATER LEVELS

CAUTIONARY ...

Posted: 30/10/2018

Marine Notice 120 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree - Kid's Island - Green conical buoy off station

Notice Number 120 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 120 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH REE

KID’S ISLAND

Posted: 30/10/2018

Marine Notice 121 of 2018 - Erne System - Light up the Lough - 31 October 2018

Notice Number 121 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 121 of 2018

Erne System

LIGHT UP THE LOUGH

Waterways I...

Posted: 23/10/2018

Marine Notice 118 of 2018 - Royal Canal - Closure of 15th lock Kilcock - Nov & Dec 2018

Notice Number 118 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No 118 of 2018

ROYAL CANAL

15th Lock Kilcock    <...

Posted: 22/10/2018

Marine Notice 116 of 2018 - Erne System - Electric Shore Power

Notice Number 116 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 116 of 2018

Erne System

Electric Shore Power

Waterways...

Posted: 22/10/2018

Marine Notice 117 of 2018 - Erne System - Water Supply during winter period

Notice Number 117 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 117 of 2018

Erne System

Water Supply

Waterways Ireland...

Posted: 11/10/2018

Marine Notice 115 of 2018 - Barrow Navigation - Bagenalstown - Royal Oak Bridge

Notice Number 115 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 115 of 2018

BARROW NAVIGATION – BAGENALSTOWN – ROYAL OAK BRIDGE
...

Posted: 10/10/2018

Marine Notice 114 of 2018 - All Navigations - Dangers at Harbours, Jetties and Moorings during stormy weather

Notice Number 114 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No 114 of 2018

ALL NAVIGATIONS

DANGERS AT HARBOURS, JETTIES AND ...

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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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