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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: 19/06/2019

Marine Notice 58 of 2019 - Royal Canal - Kilcock Harbour - Junior Canoe Polo Competition - Saturday 22nd June 2019

Notice Number 58 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 58 of 2019

Royal Canal

Junior Canoe Polo Competition

R...

Posted: 19/06/2019

Marine Notice 59 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Low Water levels on upstream approaches to Meelick and Victoria Lock - Cautionary Warning

Notice Number 59 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 59 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOW WATER LEVELS ON UPSTREAM APPROAC...

Posted: 19/06/2019

Marine Notice 61 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Lough Ree Yacht Club CIC from Athlone to Portumna - 29 & 30 June 2019

Notice Number 61 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 61 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

LOUGH REE YACHT CLUB - SHANNON ...

Posted: 19/06/2019

Marine Notice 60 of 2019 - Shannon Erne Waterway - 25th Anniversary Event - Lock 1 Corraquill – Ballyconnell - Temporary Delays

Notice Number 60 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE
No 60 of 2019

Shannon-Erne Waterway

25th Anniversary Event

Loc...

Posted: 05/06/2019

Marine Notice 56 of 2019 - Barrow Navigation - Carlow Town Park, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow - Dragon Boat regatta on Sunday 9th June 2019

Notice Number 56 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 56 of 2019

Barrow Navigation

Barrow Navigation - Carlow Town ...

Posted: 05/06/2019

Marine Notice 57 of 2019 - Grand Canal Dock Dublin - Paddles Up Finals Day - 8th June 2019

Notice Number 57 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 57 of 2019

Grand Canal Dock Dublin

Paddles Up Finals Day
<...

Posted: 04/06/2019

Marine Notice 55 of 2019 - Lecarrow Canal - Maintenance Works – Monday 10th to Monday 24th June 2019

Notice Number 55 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 55 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

Lecarrow Canal

Maintenan...

Posted: 30/05/2019

Marine Notice 54 of 2019 - Grand Canal - Ballycommon Canal Renewal Group BBQ

Notice Number 54 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 54 of 2019

GRAND CANAL

Ballycommon Canal Renewal Group BBQ

Posted: 27/05/2019

Marine Notice 49 of 2019 - Lower Bann - European Course Angling Competition - 29 & 30 June 2019

Notice Number 49 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

NO. 49 OF 2019

EUROPEAN COARSE ANGLING COMPETITION 29TH AND 30TH JUNE

Posted: 27/05/2019

Marine Notice 50 of 2019 - Shannon Navigation - Carrick Carnival - 31 May to 09 June 2019

Notice Number 50 of 2016

MARINE NOTICE

No. 50 of 2019

SHANNON NAVIGATION

CARRICK CARNIVAL

Waterwa...

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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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