Posted: 22/06/2020

Marine Notice No 56 of 2020 - Lower Bann Navigation - Re-opening of locks - From 23rd June 2020

Notice Number 56 of 2020


No. 56 of 2020


RE-OPENING OF THE LOCKS – From 23rd June 2020

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and users of the Lower Bann Navigation of the following information regarding the reopening of the Locks from 23rd June 2020:

Lock Operating Hours :
9am – 5pm daily

Lock Passage charges:
Lock passage shall be free of charge from the 23rd June until further notice

Contact lock keepers in advance of travel:
Customers are encouraged to phone ahead to the lock in question to ensure lock gates are set and to avoid possible conflict with other boating traffic.

Lock-keeper contact numbers are:

Cutts lock                    02870342999

Carnroe Lock              
Movangher lock          07876032891
Portna lock

Toome lock                 07912305251

Instructions for boats moving through locks:
1. Boats should be tied up at the approaching landing jetty and wait to be called forward by the lock keeper
2. Customers should note that they should not throw mooring  ropes up to the lock keepers and must secure their craft within the lock chamber using the chains or ladders provided on the chamber walls.
3. No cash payments are required at present for lock passage
4. Customers should observe signage in place regarding social distancing
5. Customers should note that there are no toilet or shower facilities open until further notice.

For further information visit 

P Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
22nd June 2020
Tel: + 353 87 9852324

“Waterways Ireland, managing and promoting the inland waterways for the benefit of all…”

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