Waterways Ireland advises masters and users of the Lower Bann Navigation of details regarding the reopening of the Locks from this Tuesday 23 June (pushed back from the original date of Thursday 18 June).
Locks will operate from 9am to 5pm daily, and lock passage charges will be waived until further notice.
Customers are encouraged to phone ahead to the lock in question to ensure lock gates are set and to avoid possible conflict with other boating traffic (all numbers +44):
- Cutts Lock 02870342999
- Carnroe Lock/Movangher Lock/Portna Lock 07876032891
- Toome Lock 07912305251
When preparing to move through locks, boats should be tied up at the approaching landing jetty and wait to be called forward by the lock keeper.
Customers should note that they should not throw mooring ropes up to the lock keepers and must secure their craft within the lock chamber using the chains or ladders provided on the chamber walls.
Waterway users should observe signage in place regarding social distancing, and take note that there are no toilet or shower facilities open until further notice.