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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: 19/11/2019

Marine Notice 126 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - North Shannon - Closure of locks to facilitate staff training - Thursday 21 Nov 2019

Notice Number 126 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 126 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

NORTH SHANNON

CLOSURE OF LOC...

Posted: 14/11/2019

Marine Notice 125 of 2019 - Erne System - Enniskillen - NIE Infrastructure Works

Notice Number 125 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 125 of 2019

Erne System

NIE INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS

Waterways ...

Posted: 13/11/2019

LOWER BANN_ Warning High Water Levels

Notice Number 123 of 2016

Waterways Ireland would like to advise all owners/Masters of vessels that due to the current high wa...

Posted: 11/11/2019

Marine Notice 122 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Tarmonbarry Lifting Bridge - Closure for essential maintenance - 18 & 19 November 2019

Notice Number 122 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 122 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

TARMONBARRY LIFTING BRIDGE

C...

Posted: 04/11/2019

Marine Notice 119 of 2019 - Erne System - Electric Shore Power

Notice Number 119 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 119 of 2018

Erne System

Electric Shore Power

Waterways...

Posted: 04/11/2019

Marine Notice 120 of 2019 - Erne System - Water Supply

Notice Number 120 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 120 of 2018

Erne System

Water Supply

Waterways Ireland...

Posted: 04/11/2019

Marine Notice 121 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Water Supply & Electricity Supply suspension for the winter period

Notice Number 121 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 121 of 2019

Shannon Navigation

Water Supply & Electricit...

Posted: 24/10/2019

Marine Notice 118 of 2019 - Royal Canal - Closure of Navigation - 35th level - 01 November to 01 March 2020 - Essential leakage repair works

Notice Number 118 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 118 of 2019

Royal Canal

Closure of Navigation

35th Level

Posted: 24/10/2019

Marine Notice 117 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Closure of Locks for Staff Training day - Tuesday 05 November 2019

Notice Number 117 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 117 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

CLOSURE OF LOCKS FOR STAFF TRAINING...

Posted: 18/10/2019

Marine Notice 116 of 2019 - Royal Canal - HSE notification of Leptospirosis

Notice Number 116 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 116 of 2019

Royal Canal

HSE notification of Leptospirosis

W...

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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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