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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: 04/12/2020

Marine Notice No 101 of 2020 - Royal Canal - 12th LOCK – Castleknock - Breast Gate Replacement

Notice Number 101 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 101 of 2020

ROYAL CANAL – 12th LOCK – Castleknock

12th Lock B...

Posted: 02/12/2020

Marine Notice No 100 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation, Shannon Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation - Reopening of navigations from 03 December 2020

Notice Number 100 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 100 of 2020

Shannon Navigation, Shannon Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, ...

Posted: 26/11/2020

Marine Notice No 99 of 2020 - Erne System - Bellanaleck Public Jetty and Slipway - Closure from 30 Nov 2020 to 31 March 2021

Notice Number 99 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 99 of 2020

Erne System

Bellanaleck Public Jetty and Slipway

Posted: 17/11/2020

Marine Notice No 98 of 2020 - Royal Canal - 13th lock - Dee Bridge - Deep Gate Replacement - From 23 November 2020 to 31 Jan 2021

Notice Number 98 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 98 of 2020

ROYAL CANAL – 13th LOCK – DEE BRIDGE

13th Lock Dee...

Posted: 30/10/2020

Marine Notice No 97 of 2020 - Shannon Navigation & Shannon-Erne Waterway - Winter Mooring Period 2020-2021

Notice Number 97 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 97 of 2020

Shannon Navigation & Shannon-Erne Waterway
Winter Moori...

Posted: 14/10/2020

Marine Notice No 94 of 2020 - Royal Canal - Removal of Vessels - Canal Act 1986 (Bye-Laws) 1988

Notice Number 94 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 94 of 2020

Royal Canal

Removal of vessels

Canal Act 1986 (...

Posted: 12/10/2020

Marine Notice No 92 of 2020 - Barrow Line and Navigation - Removal of vessels - Canal Act 1986 (Bye-Laws) 1988

Notice Number 92 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 92 of 2020

Barrow Line and Navigation

Removal of vessels

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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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