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Lower Bann - amended opening hours

25th May 2009

Following a review of locks passages on the Lower Bann Navigation, Waterways Ireland intends to change the opening hours of the locks to better reflect user demand. The changes will take effect on the 4th June 2009.

Four periods have been established to reflect seasonal use. The extended opening hours which have been operating on the Lower Bann during the Summer period – June, July and August – will remain unchanged; the opening and closing times will move slightly forward, opening 9am-8pm. In April, May, September and October opening hours will be 10-6pm and from November to March locks will be open from 10-4pm. Lunchtime closing remains 1-2pm all year.

Waterways Ireland advises users that prior to travel, where possible, to contact tel +(0)44 28 7034 4342. For any queries regarding these changes please contact Waterways Ireland on the telephone number above or at [email protected]

Waterways Ireland has produced a new Guide to the Lower Bann: Navigation and Recreation Information, which is also available by contacting Waterways Ireland on the above number.

Period       Months                              Opening Hours      Lunch (locks closed)
Spring      April–May inc                10.00 - 18.30         13.00 - 14.00
Summer   June–August inc.             9.00 - 20.00         13.00 - 14.00
Autumn    September–October inc   10.00 - 18.00         13.00 - 14.00
Winter     November–March inc.      10.00 - 16.00         13.00 - 14.00

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