Posted: 02/08/2017

Limerick Revised Opening Times for Sarsfield Lock

Notice Number 78 of 2017

Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels that Marine Notice No 74 is withdrawn and replaced by this Notice, with  a revised schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number 087-7972998 only during the hours of operation as shown below.

​Fri  4th AUGUST            2pm -------- 5pm

Tue 15th AUGUST       10am---------1pm

Fri 18th  AUGUST        1pm--------- 4pm

Tue 29th  AUGUST       10am------- 1pm


Masters are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station (00353 (0)87 9970131) 48 hours in advance of commencing their journey to book passage through the locks at Ardnacrusha.


It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating (20MW), due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation channel, which can be dangerous. To ascertain automatically in real time how many turbines are running, users can phone 00353 (0)87 6477229.



Inspector of Navigation

2 Aug 2017

Tel:  353 90 6494232

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