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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: 21/08/2018

Planned Works - Kilnacarrow Scour Project Bord na Mona Railway Bridge North of Lanesborough

Notice Number 82 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users that works on the above pr...

Posted: 20/08/2018

Grand Canal - Grand Canal Dock - Traffic Restrictions - Dragon Boat Regatta

Notice Number 81 of 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users that a series of Dragon Bo...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 78 of 2018 - All Canals - Passage through Locks

Notice Number 78 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 78 of 2018

All Canals

Passage Through Locks

During thi...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 78 of 2018 - All Canals - Passage through Locks

Notice Number 78 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 78 of 2018

All Canals

Passage Through Locks

During thi...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 78 of 2018 - All Canals - Passage through Locks

Notice Number 78 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 78 of 2018

All Canals

Passage Through Locks

During thi...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 79 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Garadice - IFI Fish Stock survey

Notice Number 79 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 79 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH GARADICE

IFI FISH STOC...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 80 - Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal - Clondara and Richmond Harbour - Fun Fin Snorkel

Notice Number 80 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 80 of 2018

Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal

Clondara and ...

Posted: 16/08/2018

Marine Notice 80 - Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal - Clondara and Richmond Harbour

Notice Number 80 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 80 of 2018

Shannon Navigation & Royal Canal

Clondara and ...

Posted: 10/08/2018

Marine Notice 77 of 2018 - Shannon - Scariff Harbour and river - Blueway 10km canoe event

Notice Number 77 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 77 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION

SCARIFF HARBOUR AND RIVER

BL...

Posted: 09/08/2018

Marine Notice 75 of 2018 - Shannon Navigation and Royal Canal - Longford Marathon on Sun 19 August - Bridge Closures

Notice Number 75 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 75 of 2018

SHANNON NAVIGATION & ROYAL CANAL

TARMONBARRY, ROOS...

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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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