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Afloat.ie: Upgrading of Shannon Navigation at Athlone
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Bank Repairs on Grand Canal
Waterways Ireland are notifiying all users of the Grand Canal that water levels between the 13th and 14th Locks will be lowered in order to carry out repairs to canal banks between Henry Bridge and Ponsonby Bridge. Users are asked…
Fireworks on Erne Navigation
Castle Island, Enniskillen, are hosting a fireworks display on Friday 30th October from 8pm to 8.30pm, on the Erne Navigation and inland waterways. There'll be no mooring allowed at the Waterways Ireland Head Office Mooring nor at the Henry Street…
'5 Day Rule' on Grand Canal, Shannon Harbour
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters and users of the Grand Canal that the provisions of SI No. 24/1988: Canals Act, 1986 Bye Law (25, 1 (d)) will be enforced on all hard edged moorings in the inland waterway…
Approval Granted for Shannon Navigation Development
Good news for waterways enthusiasts – Waterways Ireland has received confirmation of planning approval for a development on the Shannon Navigation at Killaloe, Co Clare. The work will commence in November 2009 and be completed in 2010. The development will…
Shannon-Erne Maintenance Works
In Inland Waterways news, the Shannon–Erne Waterway will be closed to navigation for maintenance in two areas over November to January in some cases. Please see over the fold for details. Waterways Ireland wish to inform users and masters that…
Dredging Grand Canal Central Line
In inland waterways news, if you're in the area of the Grand Canal, please note that the Circular Line from Lock 1 (Grand Canal Street) to Lock 5 (Leeson Street) will be closed to navigation from Monday 2nd November 2009…
Grand Canal Barrow Line Closure Dates
In inland waterways news, the Grand Canal Barrow Line on the Barrow Navigation wil be closed from Monday 2 November 2009 until March 17, 2010 to accommodate the winter dredging programme from Lock 21 Ballyteague to Lock 22 Glenaree. Waterways…

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