Posted: 26/07/2019

Marine Notice 81 of 2019 - Grand Canal Dublin - Update on emergency works between Locks 1 & 2 - 25 July 2019

Notice Number 81 of 2019


No. 81 of 2019



Update on emergency works between Locks 1 & 2

Waterways Ireland wishes to update all users of the Grand Canal on the breach that occurred in the canal between the 1st and 2nd locks in the vicinity of Devoy Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. 

The problem was caused by a rupture in a pipeline owned by Irish Water which is laid under the bed of the Grand Canal thereby causing the canal water to drain away through the opening in the ruptured pipe.

Irish Water, in consultation with our Operations Team are currently installing a dam around the affected area to allow the restoration of water levels to the canal. Subsequently, Irish Water will undertake a repair to the leaking pipe which should be completed by early August, after which time we would expect that the canal would again be open to navigation. 

Navigation will not possible during this time due to the emergency works necessary.

Waterways Ireland acknowledge that the closure of the Grand Canal between the 1st and 2nd locks causes inconvenience to boating in the area. These restrictions are necessary and regrettably beyond our control. We wish to thank our customers for their cooperation in this matter. 

Patrick Harkin
Inspector of Navigation,
Waterways Ireland,
The Docks,
Co Westmeath
00 353 87 9852324
25 July 2019

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