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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: 18/07/2018

Marine Notice 69 of 2018 - IWAI Shannon Rally - Ballyleague / Portrunny / Shannonbridge / Athlone

Notice Number 69 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 69 of 2018
(Revised from Marine Notice 65 of 2018)

Shannon Navig...

Posted: 18/07/2018

Marine Notice 70 of 2018 - Lower Bann - Maintenance works at Portna Lock

Notice Number 70 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 70 of 2018

LOWER BANN

MAINTENANCE WORKS AT PORTNA LOCK

Wat...

Posted: 17/07/2018

Marine Notice 68 of 2018 - General Notification - Mis-use of electrical power in Waterways Ireland harbours

Notice Number 68 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 68 of 2018

General notification

All Navigations and waterway...

Posted: 16/07/2018

Marine Notice 66 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation - Carrick on Shannon - Rowing Regatta - 05 August 2018

Notice Number 66 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No.66 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Carrick-on-Shannon

Rowing Reg...

Posted: 16/07/2018

Marine Notice 67 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation - Low water levels - July 2018

Notice Number 67 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 67 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

WATER LEVELS IN SHANNON NAVIGATION

Posted: 09/07/2018

Marine Notice 61 of 2018 - Royal Canal - Closure of towpath at Maynooth Harbour on 11 July

Notice Number 61 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No 61 of 2018

ROYAL CANAL

MAYNOOTH HARBOUR

TOWPATH CLOSUR...

Posted: 09/07/2018

Marine Notice 62 of 2018 - Shannon - Athlone - New port hand aid to navigation at Watergate

Notice Number 62 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 62 of 2018

Shannon Navigation

Athlone

New Port hand a...

Posted: 09/07/2018

Marine Notice 63 of 2018 - Royal Canal - Kilcock - Canoe Polo Events

Notice Number 63 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 63 of 2018

ROYAL CANAL – KILCOCK

CANOE POLO EVENTS

WATERWAY...

Posted: 09/07/2018

Marine Notice 64 of 2018 - Shannon - Lough Ree - Coosan Point - Killenure Point - Speed Limits

Notice Number 64 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 64 of 2018

Shannon Navigation

Lough Ree – Coosan Point

Posted: 03/07/2018

CLARENDON LOCK – UPGRADE WORKS TO BANK OF NAVIGATION

Notice Number 60 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No 60 of 2018

SHANNON  NAVIGATION

CLARENDON LOCK – UPGRADE ...

Upcoming Events

27July

Rooskey Heritage Festival

Shannon Navigation
Community/Family Fun | Canoeing/Kayaking | Come & Try It | Festival

10August

Madden Clan Gathering

Shannon Navigation
Festival | Heritage | Community/Family Fun

10August

Lough Ree Monster Festival

Shannon Navigation
Festival | Community/Family Fun | Heritage | Arts

18August

Workhouse Heritage Week

Shannon Navigation
Arts | Open Days | Heritage | Festival

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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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