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#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland is upgrading the moorings and services on the Grand Canal in Sallins, Co Kildare to create Houseboat Moorings to facilitate the boating customers in the area. The contract has been awarded and the work is expected to take place during the closed navigation season and be ready for the new boat season in 2014.
The 210m Houseboat Moorings are to be installed east of Sallins Bridge. The moorings will have electricity, water, lighting and access to a sewage pumpout and rubbish disposal facilities. The existing canal bank will also be landscaped with pathways designed in accordance with Waterways Ireland 'Access for All' standards. These moorings will be open to application from permanent boat residents holding a Combined Mooring and Passage Permit (CMP).
In addition to the Houseboat Moorings, an area for 240m of Extended Mooring west of Sallins Bridge is also being prepared where boat owners already in possession of a CMP will be able to apply for a 1 year mooring license –an Extended Mooring Permit.
A short term mooring for boats continuously cruising is also being installed east of Sallins Bridge. These moorings will have bollards providing water.
As the majority of the works to create the houseboat moorings will be undertaken from the water, boats currently moored there have been required to move. This phase has been completed and the contactor is currently preparing to move on site.
The Extended Moorings will be offered as a first option to those moving to facilitate the work. Boaters wishing to move to the Extended Moorings in Sallins are advised to complete the application online on www.waterwaysireland.org as soon as possible. Moorings will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Waterways Ireland has met with Permit holders locally and is taking their concerns on board. Waterways Ireland will continue to liaise personally with Permit Holders and with the local community through the local press to ensure all are kept up to date with progress.

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Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the public moorings immediately east and west of Sallins bridge have been closed temporarily to facilitate refurbishment works and will re-open in mid –March 2014.This area is now deemed a construction site and all users should take note of warning signs associated with these works.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation with this project and regrets any inconvenience caused.

Charles Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation
10 Oct 2013

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE
No 115 of 2013

GRAND CANAL

TULLAMORE

CAPPINCUR

ROWING EVENT

SAT 5th OCTOBER 2013

WATERWAYS IRELAND WISHES TO ADVISE ALL MASTERS AND USERS OF THE GRAND CANAL THAT OFFALY ROWING CLUB WILL BE HOLDING A SERIES OF TIME TRIALS ON SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER FROM 08.00 Hrs. UNTIL 16:00 Hrs. APPROX.

THE ROWING TIME TRIALS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN LOCK 23 AND LOCK 24 ON THE GRAND CANAL AT CAPPINCUR, TULLAMORE.

NAVIGATION WILL BE RESTRICTED DURING THE PERIOD OF THE TRIALS.

MASTERS OF VESSELS SHOULD HEED STEWARDS INSTRUCTIONS.

WATERWAYS IRELAND THANKS ALL BOATERS IN ADVANCE FOR THEIR COOPERATION ON THE DAY.

Charles Lawn
Lt Cdr (rtd)
Inspector of Navigation
25 Sep 2013

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147

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MARINE NOTICE

No. 79 of 2013

Grand Canal

Dublin
(Circular Line)

Rathmines to Ranelagh Section

Temporary Restriction to Navigation

Tues 9 July 2013

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that the above section, C6 to C7, of the canal will be closed to navigation from 18.00hrs on Tues 9 th . until 02.00hrs on Wed 10 th . to facilitate the temporary placing of art display work in the canal and its subsequent removal.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

C.Lawn
Inspector of Navigation
02 Jul 2013
Tel: 00353906494232
Fax:003539094147

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Boats from the Erne, the Shannon, the Barrow, the Royal and the Grand Canal in addition to coastal visitors are gathering this week for the Inland Waterways Association 29th Dublin Rally at the Grand Canal Dock.

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#GrandCanal - Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the mouth of the Tullamore branch line to Kilbeggan Bridge will be restricted from this Tuesday to Thursday 21-23 May.

This is to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges.

Vessels that wish to transit through this section of the canal may experience some short delays during this time.

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Marine Notice No. 136 of 2012 and No. 10, 18 and 24 of 2013 refer.

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that navigation on the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be restricted from Tuesday 7th May until Friday 10th May 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges. Vessels wishing to transit through this section of the canal may experience short delays during this period

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The Grand Canal Marina in the inner dock of the Grand Canal Basin has a landmark 'Box in the Docks' building familiar to many Dubliners. The 50-berth facility opened in 2004 and has become an asset for boaters in the city centre especially during festivals such as the recent Tall Ships visits, permitting boating access and overnight stays (albeit via a sealock) in Dublin city.

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#grandcanal – Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners that the 41st level of the Royal Canal between Mullawornia and Coolnahinch Bridge will be closed from Monday 29th April to Friday 17th May. This is required to carry out emergency leakage repair works.

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#grand canal – Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the Grand Canal from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be closed to navigation from Monday 22nd April until Friday 26th April 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the Tullamore boardwalk and bridges.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

Charles Lawn
Lt Cdr(rtd)
Inspector of Navigation
17 Apr 2013

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147

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Stories can be diverse and they can be influential, albeit some are more subtle than others in nature, while other events can be immediately felt. No more so felt, is firstly to those living along the coastal rim and rural isolated communities. Here the impact poses is increased to those directly linked with the sea, where daily lives are made from earning an income ashore and within coastal waters.

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