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Irish Boating Updates on Inland Waterways, Rivers, Canals and Holidays
File image of leisure boats in Albert Lock on the Shannon Navigation
In a statement to its members, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) confirms that personal use of vessels for leisure purposes is now prohibited under the Government’s added restrictions on movement to combat Covid-19. “All citizens on the island…
Lock & bridge passage is available on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises all Masters of vessels and water users of the following access to navigations and availability of services until further notice: All service blocks are closed until further notice (Ref MN 23 of 2020) Water, electricity and pump…
The new plan is part of an 18-month strategy to develop tourism along the Shannon corridor over the next decade to 2030
Waterways Ireland is continuing its public consultation on its Shannon tourism masterplan but has urged members of the public to respond online. The cross-border authority has published its draft masterplan and associated environmental report as part of an 18-month strategy…
Waterways Ireland Suspends All Passage In & Out Of Dublin On Royal & Grand Canals Until Further Notice
Waterways Ireland has issued notice to masters and owners of vessels that boat passage into or out of Dublin on the Grand Canal and Royal Canal will be postponed until further notice. This postponement also applies to bookings for Newcomen…
Albert Lock on the Jamestown Canal in Co Roscommon
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that Albert Lock has been reopened to navigation following successful replacement of lock gates. In addition, the Jamestown Canal in Co Roscommon where the lock is located has…
Flood-Hit Facilities Remain Closed, Says Waterways Ireland
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that inland waterways facilities that are currently closed following on from the recent and ongoing flood event will remain closed until further notice. The locks and bridge opening times on…
Precautions In Post-Flood Conditions On Shannon, Erne, Barrow & Lower Bann
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the flood levels are receding on the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and Lower Bann inland waterways. Operations staff are now preparing the jetties, quays, slipways and facilities for reactivation as…
Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Cancels Council Meeting Due to Coronavirus
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland has cancelled its Council Meeting scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 7th. IWAI President Alan Kelly has advised that due to the increased risk posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and that cases of Coronavirus have now…
Portumna Harbour in County Galway on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland has been urged to work with farmers who are facing serious flooding on the Shannon, as the agency initiates a new tourism masterplan for the river. IFA Connacht chair Pat Murphy said that it would be a “win,…
Boating on the Shannon in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands
Waterways Ireland has announced the opening of a public consultation on the Draft Shannon Tourism Masterplan and Environmental Report today, Wednesday 4 March. The consultation documents will be available to the public both online and in the 10 county council…
Green E Buoy At Goat Island On Lough Derg Is Off Station
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that the Green E Buoy buoy at Goat Island on Lough Derg is off station, and to proceed with additional caution in the vicinity of the island.
Lock 1 on the Grand Canal at Suir Road
Waterways Ireland has announced that works to repair a broken sewer line in the Grand Canal at Inchicore will not be completed until the end of May. Navigation between Locks 1 and 2 will remain closed after the incident last summer…
Flooding on the River Shannon
As Storm Jorge swept in from the Atlantic, there have been renewed calls a single river management agency for the Shannon. Farmers and residents along the river can no longer cope with “despair” and constant fear of flooding, Mid-Shannon flood…
The public moorings at Shannonbridge on the Shannon Navigation
Continued high water levels have prompted Waterways Ireland to prohibit access to the floating jetty in Shannonbridge on the Shannon Navigation. All masters of vessels and users of the inland waterway are advised that lighting to the area has been…
High Water Level Alert For Shannon, Erne, Barrow & River Bann
Due to recent poor weather conditions, Waterways Ireland is currently operating at increased water levels on the Shannon, Erne, Barrow and River Bann. As a consequence, boat owners, and those in the vicinity of our waterways, need to take additional…
The Jametown Canal in County Roscommom
Waterways Ireland has closed the navigation at Jamestown Canal in County Roscommon until further notice due to high water levels. Waterways Ireland will be installing a dam system on the upstream side of Corlura bridge in order to control the…

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