Bye-laws are the rules guiding how the waterways should be used. waterways Ireland, through its Inspectorate, has responsibility for enforcing those navigational bye-laws. Six of the navigations have bye-laws while the Lower Bann has a voluntary code.
Waterways Ireland has summarised the top managment issues raised under the bye-laws: mooring, life-jackets, registration & permits, speed and developed a leaflet called the Good Boating Guide
which is also available to order from www.shopwaterwaysireland.org
The Bye-laws themselves are available for all to read:
Barrow Navigation, Grand Canal & Royal Canal
Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway