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Posted: 11/03/2024

Marine Notice No 19 of 2024 - Royal Canal - Dublin - Newcomen Bridge Lifts 2024

Notice Number 19 of 2024

Marine Notice
No 19 of 2024

Royal Canal, Dublin

Newcomen Bridge Lifts 2024

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the provisional schedule of bridge lift dates 2024 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin is as follows: 
Day Date Times Time of Low Water
Sunday 5th May 9am-1pm 1600
Saturday 25th May 9am-1pm 0647
Tuesday 18th June 11am-1pm 1538
Tuesday 16th July 11am-1pm 1358
Friday 16th August 11am-1pm 1526
Friday 27th September 11am-1pm 1426

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 relation to this matter.

P Harkin
Inspector Of Navigation
Waterways Ireland
11 March 2024

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