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Navigation News on the Albert Lock
Inland Waterways
There may be some disruption to traffic on the inland waterways for users of the Shannon Navigation – works have commenced on the replacement of downstream Jetties at Albert Lock, Jamestown, North Shannon, which are expected to continue until December…
Portora Lock on Erne – water levels
Inland Waterways
Inland waterways news has learned that the Rivers Agency has notified Waterways Ireland that water levels will be lowered in Lower Lough Erne to facilitate storage of winter rainfall. Levels will be reduced over coming days and Portora Lock will…
Public Jetty refurbishment at Crevinishaughy Island
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways news, the mooring jetty on the east shore of Crevinishaughy Island on Lower Lough Erne will be closed temporarily to the public for improvement works from today, 30th September until the end of December 2009.
WI Watermaster shines at Ploughing Champs
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways news, Waterways Ireland WaterMaster Classic III has taken central stage at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co Kildare. The WaterMaster – a floating multipurpose excavator, one of two owned by Waterways Ireland – is based on…
Closure of Ardnacrusha lock deferred
Inland Waterways
Inland Waterways news has learned that Waterways Ireland have issued a notice (Marine notice no. 98 of 2009) Masters that the Electricity Supply Board has deferred the closure of Ardnacrusha Lock until Thurs 15th. Oct 2009
Missing marker on Inchinalee Island - notice withdrawn
Inland Waterways
Marine Notice No. 96 of 2009 – the missing marker on the inland waterway  Shannon Navigation/Inchinalee Island/Clonmacnoise – is now withdrawn.
Tarmonbarry and Rooskey Bridge Restrictions
Inland Waterways
On Inland Waterway news, Waterways Ireland have let us know that, because of the annual Longford Marathon Road Race, the following air draft restrictions will apply on Sunday 30th August to the lifting bridges on the Shannon Navigation, which will be…
Missing Marker and Temporary Bridge WI notices
Inland Waterways
Inland waterways news has heard from Waterways Ireland have notified us of two things: a missing or submerged red marker in the southern end of Inchinalee Island, about two miles north of Clonmacnoise; and the placing of a temporary bridge downstream…
Fluctuating water levels on all navigations
Inland Waterways
Inland Waterways news has learned that all users of the inland navigations should be prepared to encounter fluctuating water levels and varying rates of flow due to the recent high rainfall. Under these conditions, some public moorings and lead-in jetties…
Carrick-on-Shannon Town Bridge work
Inland Waterways
On inland waterway news, work will commence shortly in the provision of a pedestrian footbridge to be attached to the existing masonry bridge over the river Shannon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, according to Waterways Ireland. The period of the works…
Canoe Rally at Lough Erne to highlight global warning threat
Inland Waterways
Schools, businesses and organisations are invited to paddle against global warming at the second annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally on the inland waterway, 26th and 27th September 2009. The event is upported and organised by brites and Share Holiday…
Royal Canal to get new bridge east of Pakenham
Inland Waterways
Inland waterways news has heard that, works to install a new railway bridge east of Pakenham Bridge on the Royal Canal begins on August 20th from 6am until 6pm. This means three lifts during the course of the operation and…
Bailey Bridge to be installed at Barrow 26th Lock
Inland Waterways
Inland waterway news has heard that Waterways Ireland would like to advise all masters and owners of vessels that a Bailey Bridge will be installed upstream of the 26th Lock on the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal on 21st September…
Barrow Navigation updates
Inland Waterways
Users of the Barrow Navigation on the inland waterway will be pleased to learn that the works at Ballytiglea Lock have been completed and the lock is now fully navigable again (Marine Notice 72). However, works to replace the deep…
Ardnacrusha Lock to close for maintenance
Inland Waterways
Inland Waterway news has learned that the ESB propose to close Ardnacrusha Lock on the Shannon Navigation at Limerick, from Thursday 1 October 2009 until Wednesday 31 March 2010, both dates inclusive, to carry out essential maintenance.
Triathlon events on Shannon
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and users of the Shannon Navigation on the inland waterways that triathlon swimming events will take place at Portumna Castle Harbour, Portrunny and Lough Kee. Details over the fold. Triathlon Swimming Events (Marine…

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