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Afloat.ie: Erne Closure of Jetties and Pump Outs
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters, owners and inland waterway users that the undermentioned public moorings will be closed as a result of damage caused by the recent flooding.  These moorings will remain closed until repairs have been carried…
Afloat.ie: 15th Lock & Sallins Navigation Obstruction
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways, emergency flood alleviation works by Kildare County Council action has caused restriction of navigation 600 metres east of Sallins until further notice. Waterways Ireland are working to remedy the obstruction between the 15th Lock and Sallins on…
Afloat.ie: Roosky Lifting Bridge
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on the information that passage through Roosky Lifting Bridge on the inland waterways will not be available from Wednesday 9th December 2009 until Friday 22nd January 2010 due to maintenance and refurbishment works.…
Afloat.ie: Sunk Barge at Connaught Harbour
Inland Waterways
On inland waterways on the Shannon Navigation, Connaught Harbour-Portumna – a barge with green topsides has sunk at the canal entrance to Connaught Harbour, the channel width is restricted and the vessel is a hazard to navigation. Due care and…
Afloat.ie: 'Camlin Star' Collision Report Published
Inland Waterways
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board have published a report into a pleasure craft “Camlin Star” that collided heavily with the Carrick Craft jetty at Banagher, Co. Offaly on the inland waterways. The vessel was holed above the waterline on the…
Afloat.ie: Jobs Under Threat at Shannon Cruise Company
Inland Waterways
About 20 jobs on the inland waterways are under threat following the announcement yesterday that Emerald Star is to restructure. The company with bases in Carrick on Shannon, Portumna and Belturbet, said it would be reducing its operations in Ireland,…
Afloat.ie: Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Inland Waterways
Marine Notice No. 115 has been extended until Friday the 11th of December, says Waterways Ireland, referring to the bank repairs on the Grand Canal, between the 13th and 14th Lock. Any queries may be directed to the Eastern Regional…
Afloat.ie: Upgrading of Shannon Navigation at Athlone
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland, as part of a planned inland waterways programme of improvement works, is installing a floating Weir Boom across the weir in Athlone on the Shannon. The process of installing the 76m boom was initiated with the assembly of…
Afloat.ie: Dangers at Harbours, Jetties and Moorings
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland strongly advises Masters and Owners of inland waterways vessels berthed in public harbours, at jetties or on moorings against visiting any vessels or boats during the present flood conditions because of the dangers presented by the unpredictable nature…
Afloat.ie: Waterways Ireland Advises against Navigating
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland has issued Marine Notice No.125 of 2009 to advise Masters and Owners that due to the continuing flood conditions that aids to navigation such as buoys, perches and beacons may be totally submerged or have carried away to…
Afloat.ie: High Water Levels on Shannon Navigation
Inland Waterways
Waterways Ireland have asked us to pass on that Albert Lock and Jamestown Canal on the Shannon Navigation on the inland waterways have been closed due to high water levels.
Afloat.ie: Battlebridge Lock Canal Closed
Inland Waterways
There's embankment slippage on the Lough Allen Canal at Battlebridge Lock (Shannon Navigation) so the canal there is closed until 31st of January 2010, Waterways Ireland have informed us, and they regret any inconvenience this may cause users.
Afloat.ie: 150-Berth Marina for Glasson
Inland Waterways
Good news for those in Westmeath who are stuck for moorings: you'll will be glad to hear that Lakeside Marina – with assistance from Waterways Ireland – have received planning permission for a 150-berth marina at Glasson in Co. Westmeath,…
Afloat.ie: Cruising Operators Learn the Tricks of the Online Trade
Inland Waterways
Tourism body Fáilte Ireland recently held an e-marketing and social media course for inland cruising on the inland waterways operators to help them learn the tricks of the online trade to promote boating holidays in Ireland . The course covered…
Canal Improvement Works at Killaloe-Ballina
Inland Waterways
Owners and Masters of all craft berthed in the canal north of the Killaloe-Ballina on the Shannon Navigation lock and inland waterways should be aware that planned improvement works will begin shortly. Initially this will consist of the installation of…
High Water Levels on Erne System
Inland Waterways
The Rivers Agency have reported to Waterways Ireland that water levels in the inland waterways in both Upper and Lower Erne have risen quickly over the last few days as a result of the exceptional rainfall over the past three…

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