There's several things going on around the inland waterways. Waterways, particularly around the Shannon: bridgeworks at Lough Tap (south of Albert Lock); and tree trimming and hedge cutting between Ballyconnell and Killarcan. See over the fold for more details.
Masters and users of the the waterways are asked to note any advice or instructions issued by WI staff during the Tree Trimming and Hedge cutting on Shannon-Erne Waterway, between Lock 2 Ballyconnell to Lock 16 Killarcan, on an ongoing basis between October 2009 and February 2010.
Similarly, Masters and users are advised that bridgeworks are continuing, to replace the existing railway bridge deck at Lough Tap south of Albert Lock on the North Shannon. Additional temporary navigation marks are in place to indicate the navigable channel. From Tuesday 27th October to Tuesday 3rd November, 2009, the Contractor will be lifting sections of the new prefabricated bridge structure into place over the waterway. Boats will be permitted to pass at intermittent periods under the instruction of Marshall boats, which will be in attendance upstream and downstream of the works during all operations. In the interest of safety Masters must stop on the approach to the bridge and adhere to instructions issued by workboats in attendance.
Watersways Ireland apologises for any inconvenience and thanks its customers for their cooperation in these matters.