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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…
Closures On Shannon-Erne Waterway For New Footbridge & Service Block
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that the Shannon-Erne Waterway will be closed between Lock 12 and Lock 13 today, Tuesday 18 February, in order to facilitate the installation of a new footbridge. It is estimated that the…
Lock 1 on the Grand Canal in Drimnagh
Waterways Ireland reminds masters and owners of boat passage arrangements in or out of Dublin on the Royal and Grand Canals ahead of the start of the 2020 boating season in mid-March. Movements in or out of the city via…
Kayaker John Medlow and his dinghy on the River Bann
It started in August last year when Northern Ireland man Jon Medlow noticed the amount of rubbish floating downstream while kayaking in the River Bann near Portadown. Just a few months later, as BBC News reports, and he’s removed almost…
Lock Closures On Shannon Navigation For Staff Training Next Wednesday
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that a number of locks on the Shannon Navigation will be closed next Wednesday 5 February to facilitate staff training. The affected locks on the inland waterway are in Athlone; Pollboy Lock…
Behind the scenes in the production of Waterways Ireland’s Stories from the Waterways series
Three projects nominated by Waterways Ireland have been chosen as finalists for this year’s All Ireland Community & Council Awards, presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA, at Croke Park on Saturday 15 February. Inland waterways finalists in the awards’ 14th…
Blueways Ireland Launches New Website At Holiday World This Weekend
Blueways Ireland launches its newly upgraded website this weekend during the Holiday World show in the RDS. The site offers, maps and information on where to stay, eat and the exciting outdoor experiences available on the Shannon Blueway, Lough Derg…
Navigation Interruptions In Grand Canal In Tullamore For Fate Replacement Works
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal in the Cappincur area of Tullamore, Co Offaly of interruption to navigation on the inland waterway in the coming weeks. Water levels will be reduced and navigation will be closed in order…
Reduced Water Levels On Grand Canal Naas Branch
Waterways Ireland advises users of the Grand Canal that water levels will be reduced in the Sallins area (Level 15 from Killeen Golf Club to Digby Bridge) over the coming weeks. This in order to facilitate lock gate replacement works…
Lough Allen
Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and water users that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) will be placing fisheries survey nets on Lough Allen from today, Tuesday 21 January to this Thursday 23 January. The nets will be in the…
The Movanagher Canal on the Lower Bann
Navigation on the Movanagher Canal, part of the Lower Bann system, will be substantially closed to boating traffic from next Monday 20 January for around five week due to essential dredging maintenance works along the navigation channel. Some passage on…
Devenish Island is one of 11 sites that form part of the proposed Lough Erne Spiritual Trail
Shared stories of folklore and the history of spiritual sites around Lough Erne will be the subject of a public meeting at Waterways Ireland HQ in Enniskillen later this month. Hosted by Waterways Ireland in partnership with the Lough Erne…
Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all masters of vessels and water users that the lock at Ardnacrusha power plant on the River Shannon will be closed for six weeks from Monday 20 January to Monday 2 March to facilitate essential…
Waterways Ireland Rings In New Year With Guide For Boaters & Waterways Users
Waterways Ireland marks the New Year with a Special Marine Notice providing general information for boaters and users of Ireland’s inland waterways. Masters and owners are strongly recommended to check the Waterways Ireland website for general information about the waterways and…
Waterways Ireland Launches 2020 Event Programme
Applications are open until Wednesday 15 January for the 2020 Waterways Ireland Event Programme, which aims to support events on or along Ireland’s inland waterways throughout the year. Taking place annually for the past 13 years, the programme has supported…

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