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Posted: 15/02/2018

Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2018

Notice Number 7 of 2018

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the schedule of bridge lift dates 2018 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the schedule of bridge lift dates 2018 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin are as follows:   

Tuesday 24th April                             11am – 1pm

Sunday 13th May                               9am – 1pm

Saturday 2nd June                             9am – 1pm

Tuesday 19th June                            11am – 1pm

Thursday 19th July                            11am – 1pm

Tuesday 21st August                         11am – 1pm

Tuesday 2nd October                        11am – 1pm

 

NOTES: 

  1. Arrangements have been made for Irish Rail 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 demand (min 2 boats) for a particular date, Irish Rail will be notified by WI that this 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, and must remain within signed and designated areas. 

 

Shane Anderson

Assistant Inspector of Navigation

15  Feb 2018

Tel:  353 (0) 57 9373406


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