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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System in Northern Ireland that a section of the navigation channel will be closed between the Killyhevlin Hotel and the Ardhowen for NIE works on the overhead power lines on Tuesday 5 March from 10am to 4pm.

Masters of vessels are advised to adhere to all signage and direction of safety boats, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Erne System in Northern Ireland that the Erne Eights Head of the River rowing race will take place this Saturday 2 March.

The event will start upstream of the Killyhevlin Hotel and will race through to Enniskillen Royal Boat Club.

Rowing boats and craft will be on the water from 9am to 5pm. There will be around 80 rowing crews participating in the event. The downstream sections of the Round ‘O’ jetty will be closed for the duration.

Masters of vessels should adhere to all instructions given by race marshals on the day and keep the race course clear, especially during racing.

Masters of vessels are also asked to keep wash to minimum when passing rowing crews and race marshals, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Erne System in Northern Ireland that the Henry Street Jetties in Enniskillen will be closed this Friday 23 to Saturday 24 February.

This is to accommodate the annual Fishing Tackle and Bait angling open weekend taking place in the Co Fermanagh town, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Erne System in Northern Ireland that piling works have commenced adjacent to the East Jetty at Devenish Island on Lower Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh.

This work is to facilitate an extension of the existing jetty with completion anticipated by end of March. During the extension work, access will be maintained to the existing jetty so far as reasonably practical.

Masters of vessels are advised to adhere to all signage and direction of safety boats, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland wishes to inform masters of vessels and waterway users on Lower Lough Erne in the Erne System that the East Jetty on Devenish Island will be closed from Wednesday 15 November for a period of around six weeks.

The closure period is to facilitate an upgrade to the existing jetty, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Erne System in the Enniskillen area that the power bollards at the Round ‘O’ and Carrybridge will be isolated on Wednesday 8 November for the winter period.

Power will be reconnected at the start of the 2024 boating season, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Erne System to expect reduced water levels throughout the navigation as the Lower Lough Erne is drawn down for the winter period.

In keeping with water level management protocols, levels will be reduced, weather permitting, to a minimum of 149 feet (above Poolbeg Ordnance Datum) in anticipation of increased precipitation during late autumn and winter.

The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways reminds masters to be aware of the following:

  • Navigation: To reduce the risk of grounding, masters should navigate on or near the centreline of the channel, avoid short cutting in dog-legged channels and navigating too close to navigation markers.
  • Mooring of Vessels: Masters should be aware that water levels may change rapidly and that mooring lines will require adjustment. Therefore, mooring lines should be checked regularly.
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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and inland waterways users that Portora Lock on the Erne System is currently operation.

The lock will be operated daily from 8am to 10.30pm. During these times, a lock-keeper will be present and will complete the operation of the lock gates.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterways users on the Erne System that the Erne Pike Classic will take place this weekend from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October.

Friday involves a shore-based angling competition. The Waterways Ireland jetties at the Round ‘O’ (outside moorings), Castle Museum, Henry Street and Sligo Road will be closed on Friday only to facilitate the shore-based element of the competition.

Saturday and Sunday will see round 100 boats operating between Devenish Island and Carrybridge for the water-based element of the angling competition.

During this time, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways advises all masters to proceed with additional caution in these areas and also to reduce their wash when encountering angling vessels.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels and waterway users on the Erne System that the FEARmanagh endurance adventure race will be taking place this Saturday 30 September 2023.

The multisport event — involving running, cycling and kayaking — will utilise Magho Jetty on Lower Lough Erne, which will be temporarily closed to mooring boats from 8am on Friday 29 September to 5pm on Saturday 30 September.

Vessels operating in the area should be aware of safety boats and kayaks operating on the water in the vicinity of Magho Jetty from 8am to 2pm on Saturday.

Masters of vessels and inland waterways users are advised to proceed with additional caution, to be aware of small non-motorised craft involved in the event and to comply with the instructions of safety boats.

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