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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: 21/06/2021

Marine Notice No 33 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Derg - Deployment of Water Quality Monitoring Buoy

Notice Number 33 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 33 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Lough Derg

Deployment of Wate...

Posted: 18/06/2021

Marine Notice No 23 of 2021 - Updated - Royal Canal - Begnagh Bridge - Opening dates during ongoing emergency repair works

Notice Number 23 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 23 of 2021
Updated

Royal Canal

Begnagh Bridge

Opening da...

Posted: 17/06/2021

Marine Notice No 32 of 2021 - Erne System - Lower Lough Erne - Castle Archdale - Introduction of non-motorised zone

Notice Number 32 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 32 of 2021

Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

The Lough Erne (Nav...

Posted: 16/06/2021

Marine Notice No 31 of 2021 - Shannon Navigation - Meelick - Installation of two temporary green navigation markers

Notice Number 31 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No. 31 of 2021

Shannon Navigation

Meelick – upstream approaches to ca...

Posted: 14/06/2021

Marine Notice No 28 of 2021 - Updated - Grand Canal Dock Dublin - Diving Operations - 15 June 2021

Notice Number 28 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 28 of 2021

Updated

Grand Canal Dock

Dublin

Diving Op...

Posted: 12/06/2021

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: 12/06/2021

Marine Notice No 29 of 2021 - All navigations - Legislation and guidance on the use of Personal Water Craft (Jet skis)

Notice Number 29 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 29 of 2021

All navigations

Legislation and guidance on the use of ...

Posted: 12/06/2021

Marine Notice No 30 of 2021 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage In and Out of Dublin 2021

Notice Number 30 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 30 of 2021

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 12/06/2021

Marine Notice No 30 of 2021 - Royal and Grand Canals - Boat Passage In and Out of Dublin 2021

Notice Number 30 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 30 of 2021

ROYAL AND GRAND CANALS

BOAT PASSAGE IN and OUT OF DUBLI...

Posted: 02/06/2021

Marine Notice No 27 of 2021 - Erne System - Lower Lough Erne - Notice of Diving Operations – Devenish Island (East) & Davy’s Island - 3rd and 4th June 2021

Notice Number 27 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 27 of 2021

Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

Notice of Diving Op...

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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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