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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: 20/05/2022

Marine Notice No 50 of 2022 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree - IFI Fish Stock survey - 07 to 25 June 2022

Notice Number 50 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 50 of 2022

Shannon Navigation

Lough Ree

IFI Fish Stock sur...

Posted: 17/05/2022

Marine Notice No 49 of 2022 - Shannon Navigation - Ballinasloe Harbour - HBA 21st Anniversary Rally - Sat 28 May to Mon 06 June 2022

Notice Number 49 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 49 of 2022

Shannon Navigation

Ballinasloe Harbour

HBA 21st...

Posted: 12/05/2022

MARINE NOTICE_48_2022_Royal Canal_Mullingar_Canoe Polo Event_14/15 May and 4/5 June 2022

Notice Number 48 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
 
No. 48 of 2022
 
Royal Canal
 
Mullingar Harbour

Posted: 11/05/2022

Marine Notice No 46 of 2022 - Updated - Shannon Navigation - Tarmonbarry - Bridge and Lock - Reopened to navigation

Notice Number 46 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 46 of 2022

Updated

Shannon Navigation

Tarmonbarry

Br...

Posted: 10/05/2022

MN_47_2022_Grand Canal_ Main Line_ Lock 3 Temporary Closure Until 20th May 2022

Notice Number 47 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 47 of 2022
 

Grand Canal

Temporary Navigation Closure
...

Posted: 05/05/2022

Marine Notice No 44 of 2022 - Erne System - Ennniskillen - Castle and Henry St jetties – temporary closures

Notice Number 44 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 44 of 2022

Erne System

Ennniskillen

Castle and Henry St jet...

Posted: 05/05/2022

Marine Notice No 45 of 2022 - Royal Canal - Mullingar Harbour - Canoe Polo Event - 8th May 2022

Notice Number 45 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 45 of 2022

Royal Canal

Mullingar Harbour

Canoe Polo Event...

Posted: 29/04/2022

MN_43_2022_Royal Canal_ Richmond Harbour_ 46th Lock Closure

Notice Number 43 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 43 of 2022

Royal Canal – Richmond Harbour

Waterways Ireland wishe...

Posted: 26/04/2022

Marine Notice No 41 of 2022 - Barrow Navigation - Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare - Dragon Boat Regatta – 01 May 2022

Notice Number 41 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 41 of 2022

Barrow Navigation

Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare
...

Posted: 26/04/2022

Marine Notice No 42 of 2022 - Royal Canal - Mullingar Harbour - Water Sports Adventure – 05 May 2022

Notice Number 42 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 42 of 2022

Royal Canal

Mullingar Harbour

Water Sports Adv...

Recent Restoration Project

The infrastructure links the historic village of Meelick in east Galway to Lusmagh in west Offaly and forms part of the Hymany Way and the Beara-Breifne Way walking trails.  The weir was built in the 1840's as part of the Shannon Navigation. More than 300 metres in length, it has a 12-sluice barrage and maintains and regulates the navigation level for the section of waterway between Athlone (Lough Ree) and Meelick (Lough Derg)

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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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