Waterways Ireland | Navigation bye laws

Navigation Bye Laws

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:

​Erne System

​​Barrow Navigation, Grand Canal & Royal Canal

​​​​Shannon Navigation & Shannon Erne Waterway


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