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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: 14/08/2020

Marine Notice No 68 of 2020 - Lower Bann Navigation - Newferry - No Wake Zone

Notice Number 68 of 2016

Marine Notice

No. 68 of 2020

Lower Bann Navigation

Newferry

No Wake Zone...

Posted: 31/07/2020

Marine Notice No 61 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation - Low water levels on upstream approaches to Meelick and Victoria Lock

Notice Number 61 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 61 of 2020

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOW WATER LEVELS ON UPSTREAM APPROAC...

Posted: 21/07/2020

Marine Notice No 65 of 2020 - Lower Bann Navigation - Newferry - Possible delays due to recovery operation

Notice Number 65 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 65 of 2020

Lower Bann Navigation

Newferry

Possible del...

Posted: 17/07/2020

Marine Notice No 62 of 2020 -Shannon Navigation - Locks Operating at Summer Hours from Monday 20th July 2020

Notice Number 62 of 2016

Marine Notice

No.62 of 2020

Shannon Navigation

Locks Operating at Summer Hours ...

Posted: 17/07/2020

Marine Notice No 63 of 2020 - Shannon Erne Waterway - Locks operating at Summer Hours from Monday 20th July 2020

Notice Number 63 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.63 of 2020

Shannon Erne Waterway
  
Locks operating a...

Posted: 17/07/2020

Marine Notice No 64 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway - Reopening of Service Blocks (Toilets and Showers)

Notice Number 64 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.64 of 2020

Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway

Reop...

Posted: 17/07/2020

Marine Notice No 64 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway - Reopening of Service Blocks (Toilets and Showers)

Notice Number 64 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No.64 of 2020

Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway

Reop...

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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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