All the waterways managed by Waterways Ireland have their own rules and requirements that boats owners must agree to comply with when registering or completing a permit application.
On six of the navigations the rules and requirements are Bye-laws created by legislation and are enforced by Waterways Ireland's Inspectorate. On the Lower Bann a Voluntary Code is in place drawn up by the stakeholders and which waterway users are requested to follow.
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 available 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