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Lock 1 on the Grand Canal at Suir Road
Repair works have now been completed on the broken sewer line between Locks 1 and 2 on the Grand Canal in Dublin. Navigation between the locks was closed after the incident last summer which saw the partial collapse of a…
More good news for boat owners on the Erne System, the Shannon Erne Waterway within Northern Ireland and the Lower Bann Navigation, in the form of a Marine Notice from Waterways Ireland. It is planned to open the navigations tomorrow…
Cruise Ireland, the umbrella brand for Locaboat, Carrickcraft, Waveline and Linnsen Boating holidays, says it will open for business on the 5th June on Lough Erne following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland. It follows the Waterways Ireland…
The River Shannon at Athlone
Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that drilling and site investigation works will take place on the Shannon Navigation in the vicinity of Athlone Marina from this Wednesday 27 to Monday 31 May. The drilling will take place…
The 70m barge in Norway that Seamus Carey wants to bring to the River Bann and refurbish as Ireland’s first floating hotel
Two years after his dream of a riverboat barge on the River Bann was lost to the Irish Sea, a Northern Ireland marina owner is making plans for Ireland’s first floating hotel, as Belfast Live reports. Seamus Carey, who owns…
Water levels are currently at or below “Ordinary Summer levels”.
Waterways Ireland has advised masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist in all areas of the Shannon Navigation. Water levels are currently at or below “Ordinary Summer levels”. Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are…
Lough Erne
The Lough Erne branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) welcomes the return to Lough Erne where boat owners with craft on the waterways can enjoy once more the beautiful scenery of this part of County Fermanagh, with…
The Royal Canal at the 12th Lock in Castleknock, west Dublin
Waterways Ireland advises boaters on the Royal Canal that there will be restrictions to navigation in the Castleknock area west of Lock 12 from next Monday 18 May until Friday 29 May. This is for previously notified site investigation works…
Bestfield Lock, north of Carlow town on the Barrow Navigation
Waterways Ireland advises all users of the Barrow Navigation that the area between the 28th Lock in Athy and Bestfield Lock near Carlow is currently closed for weir repair works. No timetable was given for the completion of these works,…
Clarendon Lock at the entrance to Lough Key
Waterways Ireland has advised masters and owners of vessels that low water levels exist on Lough Key, on the river section between Clarendon Lock to Tarmonbarry and on the river section in the vicinity of Meelick and Victoria Lock. Water…
Portumna Harbour on the Shannon Navigation
Waterways Ireland says it is currently planning the roadmap to the reopening of its navigations and the phased return of its workforce. This plan will involve engaging with various stakeholders, such as user groups and other State agencies, and will…
River Shannon Cruising at Lough Key - Hire firm Carrick Craft will be open in July
Carrickcraft, the leading River Shannon Cruiser-Hire firm, expects to reopen its boat rental business from 20th July and aims to tap into the 'staycation' market as many Irish people are worried about flying abroad this summer due to COVID-19. 'A boat…
The 56th Shannon Boat Rally visiting Athlone in 2016
This year’s Shannon Boat Rally is the latest inland waterways event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hon Secretary Fiona Hoey made the announcement yesterday (Wednesday 6 May) in step with the guidelines of the National Public Health…
12th Lock on the Royal Canal can be visited virtually via Google Maps
For those of you missing Ireland’s inland waterways, you can now view the stunning Royal Canal, Grand Canal Barrow Line and Barrow Navigation along with the Shannon through Google Maps and Google Earth. Waterways Ireland, in partnership with the Google…
A previous Canal Boat Rally at Shannon Harbour
This year’s Shannon Harbour Canal Boat Rally, which had been scheduled for 19-21 June, has been postponed over the coronavirus pandemic. Ian Skelton, Hon Sec of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland’s Shannon Harbour branch and who confirmed the news,…
Achill Island RNLI’s lifeboat Sam and Ada Moody
The past weekend’s good weather tempted a group of jet-skiers who subsequently ran into difficulty in Clew Bay, as The Irish Times reports. Achill Island RNLI launched its lifeboat on Saturday evening (25 April) to reports of three men on…

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