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Missing Marker and Temporary Bridge WI notices
Inland waterways news has heard from Waterways Ireland have notified us of two things: a missing or submerged red marker in the southern end of Inchinalee Island, about two miles north of Clonmacnoise; and the placing of a temporary bridge downstream…
Fluctuating water levels on all navigations
Inland Waterways news has learned that all users of the inland navigations should be prepared to encounter fluctuating water levels and varying rates of flow due to the recent high rainfall. Under these conditions, some public moorings and lead-in jetties…
Carrick-on-Shannon Town Bridge work
On inland waterway news, work will commence shortly in the provision of a pedestrian footbridge to be attached to the existing masonry bridge over the river Shannon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, according to Waterways Ireland. The period of the works…
Canoe Rally at Lough Erne to highlight global warning threat
Schools, businesses and organisations are invited to paddle against global warming at the second annual brites Lough Erne Canoe Rally on the inland waterway, 26th and 27th September 2009. The event is upported and organised by brites and Share Holiday…
Royal Canal to get new bridge east of Pakenham
Inland waterways news has heard that, works to install a new railway bridge east of Pakenham Bridge on the Royal Canal begins on August 20th from 6am until 6pm. This means three lifts during the course of the operation and…
Bailey Bridge to be installed at Barrow 26th Lock
Inland waterway news has heard that Waterways Ireland would like to advise all masters and owners of vessels that a Bailey Bridge will be installed upstream of the 26th Lock on the Barrow Line of the Grand Canal on 21st September…
Barrow Navigation updates
Users of the Barrow Navigation on the inland waterway will be pleased to learn that the works at Ballytiglea Lock have been completed and the lock is now fully navigable again (Marine Notice 72). However, works to replace the deep…
Ardnacrusha Lock to close for maintenance
Inland Waterway news has learned that the ESB propose to close Ardnacrusha Lock on the Shannon Navigation at Limerick, from Thursday 1 October 2009 until Wednesday 31 March 2010, both dates inclusive, to carry out essential maintenance.
Triathlon events on Shannon
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and users of the Shannon Navigation on the inland waterways that triathlon swimming events will take place at Portumna Castle Harbour, Portrunny and Lough Kee. Details over the fold. Triathlon Swimming Events (Marine…
Busy canal expected during Tullamore Fleadh
The Grand Canal around Tullamore is expected to be busy with boat traffic between the 16th and 24th of August because of the Tullamore Fleadh. Masters and owners of craft on the inland waterway are reminded of their responsibility to…
Royal Canal marking 50th Anniversary
On Inland Waterway news.  The first shipment of whiskey in over five decades to travel on the Royal Canal will mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the commercial usage of the canal, writes Eoghan MacConnell in the Irish…
New marks on Shannon at Meelick Quay
Inland Waterway news.  Two new Red (Port) navigation markers have been established downstream of Meelick Quay on the Shannon Navigation (Marine Notice No. 83 of 2009). Please see charlet overleaf. The new Red (Port) navigation marks on on the Shannon…
Do you be a pirate?...
Come all ye landlubbers and bear witness to the fierce battle of the Lough Neagh Buccaneers on the inland waterway. The pirate ships Calypso and the Black Pearl will do battle for the secret treasure known as the Lough Neagh…
High rainfall warning
In Inland Waterways news, Waterwsays Ireland would like to remind us all that, following periods of prolonged rainfall or localised thunderstorms, high flow rates, increased current speeds and water turbulence – especially in the vicinity of bridges, weirs, locks, flood…

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