Waterways Ireland provides public moorings for craft moving along the navigations. Craft movement facilitates greater tourism and recreational income into the towns and villages along the navigations. With almost 5000 boats registered on Lough Erne, regular craft movement has become even more important.
The Lough Erne bye-laws allow mooring at a public jetty for a maximum period of 48 hours.
As a result of continual breaches of the mooring bye-laws, Waterways Ireland intends to take a firmer approach to the growing problem. In future, persistent offenders will be prosecuted using the penalties set out in the Lough Erne Bye Laws (Northern Ireland) 1978.
For further information on the navigation bye-laws, or to speak to a member of the Inspectorate, please contact Waterways Ireland on Tel(0)28 6632 2836. A brief guide to Good Boating is downloadable from www.waterwaysireland.org and then click on navigation; charts and guides.