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Posted: 14/04/2023

MN_27_2023_Royal Canal_Dublin_Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2023

Notice Number 27 of 2023

Marine Notice

No 27 of 2023

Royal Canal, Dublin


Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the provisional schedule of bridge lift dates 2023 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin is as follows: 

Date                   Day       Times      Time of Low Water
30th April          Sunday     9am-1pm 1456
27th May           Saturday     9am-1pm 1159
27th June          Tuesday     11am-1pm 1256
27th July                 Thursday    11am-1pm 1252
29th August         Tuesday     11am-1pm 1642
26th September Tuesday     11am-1pm 1538

1. Arrangements have been made for Iarnród Éireann to open the bridge on the above dates / times, if there is demand.
2. Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office (Tel: +353(0)1 868 0148 or dublincanals@waterwaysireland.org )  require 2 weeks’ notice from boaters for use of these lifts. Should there not be a demand (min 2 boats) for a particular date, Iarnród Éireann will be notified by WI that the scheduled lift is cancelled.
3. A maximum number of boats passing will be implemented to keep to the times given above for the planned lifts (16 for the Sat / Sun lifts & 8 for the weekday lifts).  Priority will be given on a first come first served basis.
4. On day of lift, boaters and passengers must follow guidance from Waterways Ireland staff about sequence of passage under bridge & through Lock 1.

Waterways Ireland thanks its users for their understanding in this matter.

P Harkin
Inspector Of Navigation
Waterways Ireland
14 April 2023

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