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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: 19/02/2019

Marine Notice 12 of 2019 - Erne Navigation - Enniskillen - Portora - Head of River Rowing Race - 2nd March 2019

Notice Number 12 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 12 of 2019

Erne Navigation

Enniskillen - Portora

Head of R...

Posted: 19/02/2019

Marine Notice 13 of 2019 - Royal Canal - Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2019

Notice Number 13 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 13 of 2019

ROYAL CANAL

NEWCOMEN BRIDGE LIFT DATES 2019

Wa...

Posted: 19/02/2019

Marine Notice 14 of 2019 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage in and out of Dublin 2019

Notice Number 14 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 14 of 2019

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 19/02/2019

Marine Notice 14 of 2019 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage in and out of Dublin 2019

Notice Number 14 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 14 of 2019

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 15/02/2019

Marine Notice 11 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Leitrim Village to Drumshambo Blueway - Tony McGowan Run - Sunday 17 February 2019

Notice Number 11 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 11 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LEITRIM VILLAGE TO DRUMSHAMBO BLUEWA...

Posted: 06/02/2019

Marine Notice 10 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Jamestown canal - Closure from 11 February 2019 for two weeks

Notice Number 10 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 10 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

JAMESTOWN CANAL – CLOSED FOR ESSENTI...

Posted: 05/02/2019

Marine Notice 09 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree - Additional Markers at Fat Head Island and Hare Island

Notice Number 9 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 09 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH REE

ADDITIONAL NAVIGATI...

Posted: 28/01/2019

Marine Notice 06 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Athlone - Completion of maintenance works on lock gates

Notice Number 6 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 06 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

COMPLETION OF MAINTENANCE WORKS ON A...

Posted: 28/01/2019

Marine Notice 07 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree - Reinstatement of green conical buoy at Kid'

Notice Number 7 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 07 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH REE

KID’S ISLAND

Posted: 21/01/2019

Marine Notice 04 of 2019 - Royal Canal - Navigation closure at Level 15 Kilcock

Notice Number 4 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 04 of 2019

ROYAL CANAL

ROYAL CANAL NAVIGATION CLOSURE LEVEL ...

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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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