Water Abstraction from Waterways Ireland Property

Anyone wishing to abstract water from a navigation requires approval from Waterways Ireland.

Due to restrictions on the availability of water for the canals Waterways Ireland in principal does not favour new water abstractions from the Royal Canal, Grand Canal or the Barrow line of the Grand Canal.

If you wish to make a new water abstraction from any navigation under Waterways Ireland control please complete the Water Abstraction Application Form​ and send the accompanying documentation and administration fee to:

Property & Legal Section

Waterways Ireland

2 Sligo Road


Co Fermanagh

BT74 7JY​

Permission when granted is normally by way of a licence with an annual charge based on the amount of water abstracted.

 For further information or advice please contact the Property & Legal Section​.


Tel:  +44 (0) 28 6632 3004​​​​

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