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Dublin Boat Passages on the Grand Canal to be Done in a Single Movement

28th February 2014
Dublin Boat Passages on the Grand Canal to be Done in a Single Movement

#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that boat passages in or out of Dublin on the Grand Canal Main Line between Locks 1 & 12 should generally be undertaken as a single movement in one day.

A minimum of two working days' prior notice of intended travel is requested to be given to the Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office, to facilitate the necessary staffing assistance arrangements. To allow time for passage boats will only be permitted entry before 9:00am at either the Lock 1 or Lock 12 depending on direction of travel. This may be earlier depending on the number of boats making passage.

Please also ensure you have the following before making passage:

-adequate fuel on board
-competent and adequate crew to operate the boat and locks
(minimum crew of 3)
-a lock key on board your boat
-mooring lines of adequate length to handle vessel through a lock
(approx 15m length)
-no known mechanical problems with your boat

Boats will not be permitted to travel the system if their passage is considered to be unsafe by Waterways Ireland and / or if they do not have the appropriate permit.

Relevant Contact Details for Waterways Ireland, Grand Canal, Dublin:

Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office (M-F 9.30am-4.30pm)
01-868-0148

Dock Superintendent, Ringsend
Mark Clarke 087-2584713

Lock-keeper, Locks C1 to C7, Circular Line
Stephen Brierley 086-3805657

Lock-keeper, Locks 1 - 6, Main Line
Ray Moore 086-8278025

Lock-keeper, Locks 7 - 11, Main Line
John O'Brien 087-2683723

Lock-keeper, Locks 12 - 13, Main Line
Ray Moore As above

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