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Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels on and users of the Barrow Navigation that Levitstown lifting bridge in Co Kildare is closed with immediate effect (as of Friday 17 May) to facilitate maintenance works.

It is anticipated that the bridge will be closed until Friday 24 May. The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says it will issue an update for boaters in due course.

Published in Inland Waterways

Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels and users of the Shannon Navigation that that the Spencer Harbour public jetty and amenity area, and the areas of Lough Allen immediately upstream and downstream of the harbour, will be closed from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May due to planned site preparation works for the construction of the new slipway.

The cross-border body of Ireland’s inland waterways regrets any inconvenience that this may cause and thanks its customers for their cooperation in relation to this matter.

Published in Inland Waterways

Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on the Barrow Navigation that events will be taking place on the waterway in Carlow town over the next two weekends.

The Kerala House Boat Race will take place this Sunday 19 May.

And the National Series for sprint distance swimming is scheduled for Sunday 26 May. This event will have 10 kayaks on the water for swimmers’ safety as well as a Civil Defence boat.

Masters of vessels are requested to proceed with additional caution in the vicinity of the events and obey all safety boat instructions, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels on the Grand Canal that the 14th Lock at Devonshire Bridge in Co Kildare has been closed with immediate effect.

Navigation through the lock is not possible at this time. Further notices in relation to this closure will be issued as required.

The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says it regrets any inconvenience that this may cause and thanks its customers for their cooperation in relation to this matter.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters and owners of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that water levels in all areas north of Lough Ree are now at Ordinary Summer Level.

Water levels on the Shannon Navigation south of Lough Ree are approaching Ordinary Summer Level.

Levels are expected to continue to lower in the coming weeks, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

Masters of vessels, particularly those with deep drafts, are advised to navigate with additional caution and to remain within the navigation at all times.

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Waterways Ireland advises all masters of vessels on the Grand Canal that the 30th Lock at Ballincloughin Bridge, west of Tullamore in Co Offaly, will be closed for maintenance from Monday 13 May to Saturday 18 May.

Navigation through the lock will not be possible during this time, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland wishes advises masters of vessels on and users of the Shannon Navigation that the Office of Public Works’ hydrometric section is holding a water flow measurement regatta next Wednesday 15 May.

The event will take place from 8am to 3pm for a distance of 200 metres from the floating pontoon located at the Red Bridge on the River Inny near Ballymahon in Co Longford.

Masters of Vessels and users of the Inny River are requested to proceed with additional caution during the event, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways adds.

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Waterways Ireland advises users of the Royal Canal in Dublin city between Locks 1 and 5 (North Strand Road to Phibsborough) that cycleway upgrade works have recently commenced on this stretch of the canal.

This work will require closures of the canal towpaths in the area over the upcoming period throughout the year, in order to facilitate the upgrading works. Diversion signage will be erected on site where applicable.

Any effects on planned navigation passage will be advised but navigation passage will continue to be possible to arrange during works, though some additional restrictions may apply.

The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways will issue further updates if appropriate, and says it thanks its users for their understanding in this matter.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Shannon Navigation that in-river works for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant outfall pipe will take place from Tuesday 7 May to Friday 7 June downstream of Killaloe/Ballina.

Two isolated danger buoys will mark the extremity of the in-river works which will extend from the Ballina side into the river for around 70 metres.

Masters of vessels are requested to proceed at slow speed (5 knots, no wash) with additional caution in the vicinity of the works and to follow the instructions of the safety boat crew.

Elsewhere, boaters on the Shannon-Erne Waterway are advised that the waterfront jetty in Leitrim village is now owned and managed by Waterways Ireland, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways.

This jetty is located upstream of the slipway on the northern side of the waterway. The Shannon Navigation Bye Laws apply to this jetty as of 17 April 2023.

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Waterways Ireland advises masters of vessels on and users of the Shannon Navigation that the closure of Tarmonbarry Bridge will be extended until at least Monday 27 May.

This further delay is due to additional repair works requiring specialist components being manufactured and delivered from international suppliers.

The cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says the parts required are essential to the safe operation of the bridge.

A diversion route remains available via the Camlin River with additional staff being deployed to Clondra Lock to aid vessel movements along the Camlin.

Waterways Ireland says it regrets any inconvenience that this may cause and thanks its customers for their cooperation in relation to this matter.

Published in Inland Waterways
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Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2023 Cruisers Zero

There will be an 11-boat entry of Cruisers Zero IRC boats competing at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2023: 

  • GBR 1681, Gelert, Corby 36, Brian Dixon
  • IRL 1156, BOD, Derek de Yong
  • IRL 3721 ValenTina, J112e,GP Johnny Treanor
  • GBR 4822R, El Gran Senor, J122, Jonathan Anderson
  • IRL 6888, El Pocko, Puma 42, Jonathan Nicholson
  • GBR 6509N, Max Too, Prima 38, Neil Thomas
  • IRL 985, Ghost Raider, J111, Norbert Reilly
  • IRL 4240, Prima Forte, Beneteau First 40, Patrick Burke
  • IRL 10800, Rockabill VI, JPK 10.80, Paul O'Higgins
  • IRL 2729, Searche,r Sunfast 3600, Pete Smyth
  • IRL 2237, WOW, Extreme 37, Timothy Kane