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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 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: 30/03/2020

Marine Notice No 31 of 2020 - All Navigations - Covid-19 measures - Closure of locks to boat traffic and restricted use of towpaths

Notice Number 31 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 31 of 2020

All Navigations

Covid-19 measures

Closure o...

Posted: 27/03/2020

Marine Notice No 29 of 2020 - Barrow Line - Monasterevin - Lifting Bridge – Notification

Notice Number 29 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 29 of 2020

Barrow Line

Monasterevin

Lifting Bridge – Notif...

Posted: 27/03/2020

Marine Notice No 30 of 2020 - Barrow Navigation - Clogrennan Lock - Deep gates not opening fully

Notice Number 30 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 30 of 2020

Barrow Navigation

Clogrennan Lock

Deep gates not...

Posted: 26/03/2020

Marine Notice No 28 of 2020 - Royal Canal - Castleknock - Site Investigation works – Mon 30th March to Fri 3rd April 2020

Notice Number 28 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 28 of 2020

Royal Canal

Castleknock

Site Investigation works...

Posted: 25/03/2020

Marine Notice No 27 of 2020 - All Navigations - Covid-19 measures - Access to Navigations and availability of services

Notice Number 27 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 27 of 2020

All Navigations

Covid-19 measures

Access to...

Posted: 23/03/2020

Marine Notice No 26 of 2020 - Royal and Grand Canals - Dublin - Boat passage in and out of Dublin postponed until further notice

Notice Number 26 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 26 of 2020

(Reference Marine Notices 9 and 10 of 2020).

Royal and ...

Posted: 20/03/2020

Marine Notice No 24 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Albert Lock and Jamestown Canal - Reopened to navigation

Notice Number 24 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 24 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Albert Lock and Jamestown Canal
<...

Posted: 20/03/2020

Marine Notice No 25 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Rooskey and Tarmonbarry - Lifting bridges inoperable until 09 April 2020

Notice Number 25 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 25 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Rooskey and Tarmonbarry

Lift...

Posted: 13/03/2020

Marine Notice No 22 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Derg - Goat’s Road – Green E Buoy back on station

Notice Number 22 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 22 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lough Derg

Goat’s Road –...

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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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