Marine Notice No 88 of 2022 - Amended - Shannon Navigation - Lough Derg - Killaloe - Navigation Closure - Quest Lough Derg event - Fri 9th and Sat 10th September 2022
Notice Number 88 of 2022
No. 88 of 2022 (Amended)
Lough Derg - Killaloe
Quest Lough Derg event
Fri 9th and Sat 10th September 2022
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters / owners / users of the Shannon Navigation that the Quest Lough Derg event takes place around Killaloe Co Clare and Ballina Co Tipperary on Saturday 10 September 2022.
The Shannon Navigation will be closed from 3pm on Friday 9th to 7pm on Saturday 10th September 2022. A floating pontoon will be placed across the Shannon Navigation approx. 100 metres upstream of Killaloe bridge. The pontoon will be lit during the hours of darkness and safety boats will be in the area while the pontoon is in place. No vessel or craft should come within 50 metres of the pontoon while it is in position.
The slipway at Ballina will be closed while the pontoon is being constructed. Construction will take place from Wednesday 7th September to Friday 9th September and the pontoon will be dismantled on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2022.
There will be restricted access to the Waterways Ireland jetties and pump out facility in Killaloe from 6pm on Friday 9th to 6pm on Saturday 10th September 2022. Mooring space will be available upstream of the pump out facility.
The flow gates on the Killaloe Canal will be manned from 6am to 7.45am on Saturday 10th September 2022 to facilitate anglers and smaller vessels that wish to proceed upstream or downstream on Saturday morning while the pontoon is in place.
Approx 1500 athletes will move along the Waterways Ireland jetties and cross the flow gates walkway in the morning and will return by the same route in the afternoon of Sat 10th September 2022. Care should be taken when using the jetties and flow gate walkway as there will be significant pedestrian traffic in these areas.
The kayaking element of Quest lough Derg will take place at Twomilegate Co Clare.
Masters are requested to take heed of advice and directions from safety craft monitoring the event and to proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash in the vicinity of Twomilegate and Killaloe during the event.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation.
Inspector of Navigation