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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: 26/10/2021

MN_80 of 2021_ Shannon Navigation _ Closure of Athlone Lock 1 Nov - 3 Nov 2021

Notice Number 80 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 80 of 2021


Shannon Navigation

Athlone Lock

Temporary Cl...

Posted: 20/10/2021

Marine Notice No 78 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Clarendon Lock - Closure from 02 November 2021 to January 2022

Notice Number 78 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 78 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Clarendon Lock

Closure from 0...

Posted: 20/10/2021

Marine Notice No 79 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Athlone - New slipway works - Cautionary Advice

Notice Number 79 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 79 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Athlone

New slipway works

Posted: 18/10/2021

Marine Notice No 76 of 2021 - Royal Canal - Richmond Harbour - Breach in canal

Notice Number 76 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 76 of 2021

Royal Canal

Richmond Harbour

Breach in canal

Posted: 06/10/2021

Marine Notice No 74 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway - Winter Mooring Period 2021-2022

Notice Number 74 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 74 of 2021

Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway

Winter M...

Posted: 05/10/2021

Marine Notice No 72 of 2021 - Erne System - Lower Lough Erne - Portora Lock Gates - Repair works – 14 & 15 October 2021

Notice Number 72 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 72 of 2021

Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

Portora Lock Gates...

Posted: 05/10/2021

Marine Notice No 73 of 2021 - Erne System - Upper Lough Erne - Lady Brooke Bridge - Inspection works – 11th to 22nd October 2021

Notice Number 73 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 73 of 2021

Erne System

Upper Lough Erne

Lady Brooke Bridge...

Posted: 27/09/2021

Marine Notice No 70 of 2021 - Erne System - Lower Lough Erne - Reducing Water Levels wef 01 October 2021

Notice Number 70 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 70 of 2021

Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

Reducing Water Lev...

Posted: 21/09/2021

Marine Notice No 64 of 2021 - Grand Canal - Naas Branch - Lock N1 closed due to damage to bridge

Notice Number 64 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 64 of 2021

NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS

Grand Canal – Naas Branch
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Posted: 21/09/2021

Marine Notice No 64 of 2021 - Grand Canal - Naas Branch - Lock N1 closed due to damage to bridge

Notice Number 64 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 64 of 2021

NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS

Grand Canal – Naas Branch
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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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