MARINE NOTICE 010 of 2015

Map Inland Waterways Ireland;© Waterways Ireland
Inland Waterway; © WI

MARINE NOTICE, No 10 of 2015



Referring to Marine Notices Nos 22 & 23 of 2014, please see below updated information for masters and owners about boat passages in or out of Dublin on the Royal & Grand Canals. Movements in or out of the city will be organised by prior arrangement to take place as a single movement in one day. Boaters will be facilitated to travel the system if their passage is considered to be safe by Waterways Ireland and they have the valid permit(s) for mooring and passage.

For boat passage through the locks east of Lock 12 into / out from Dublin on either the Royal or Grand Canals, Masters are requested to contact the Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office (M-F 9.30am-4.30pm) on tel: ++353-(0)1-868-0148 or email prior to making passage in order to plan the necessary lock-keeping assistance arrangements.

On the Grand Canal a minimum of two days notice prior to planned passage should be given and, with the exception of pre-arranged events, a maximum of 2 boats per day will be taken through the locks, travelling either east or west.

On the Royal Canal two weeks’ notice of bridge passage (Newcomen Lifting Bridge) is required for the pre-set lift date, and lock assistance will then also be arranged. A minimum of 2 boats is required for a bridge lift to go ahead, and please have available length, beam, water & air drafts of your craft, and phone / email details at time of making contact. The pre-set lift dates will be issued in a separate Notice.

Masters and owners are also reminded to ensure they have the following before making the passage through the city locks:

    • adequate fuel on board
    • competent and adequate crew to operate the boat and locks (minimum crew of 3)
    • a lock key on board their boat
    • mooring lines of adequate length to handle vessel through a lock (approx 15m length)
    • no known mechanical problems with their boat

Waterways Ireland cannot guarantee that passage will be possible on every planned date. Early contact will greatly assist planning and facilitate the making of the necessary arrangements.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 26 February 2015

MARINE NOTICE 009 of 2015

Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri
Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 9 of 2015


Royal Canal Dublin

The schedule of lift dates 2015 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin and associated details are given below:

 Monday 27th April  11am – 1pm
 Sunday 3rd May  9am – 1pm
 Saturday 30th May  9am – 1pm
 Thursday 11th June  11am – 1pm
 Thursday 9th July  11am – 1pm
 Thursday 23rd July  11am – 1pm
 Monday 24th August  11am – 1pm
 Monday 24th August  11am – 1pm
  1. Arrangements have been made for Irish Rail to open the bridge on the above dates / times, if there is demand.
  2. Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office (tel: +353(0)1 868 0148 or require 2 weeks’ notice from boaters for use of these lifts; should there not be demand (min 2 boats) for a particular date, Irish Rail will be notified by WI that this lift is cancelled.
  3. A maximum number of boats passing will be implemented to keep to the times given above for the planned lifts (16 for the Sat / Sun lifts & 8 for the weekday lifts)
  4. On day of lift, boaters and passengers must follow guidance from Waterways Ireland staff about sequence of passage under bridge & through Lock 1, and must remain within signed and designated areas.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 26 February 2015

Railway Bridge; © Joe Treacy
Railway Bridge; © Joe Treacy

MARINE NOTICE 008 of 2015

Balroe-Bridge-34th-Level; © esri maps; click to " esri maps Balroe-Bridge-34th-Level"
Balroe-Bridge-34th-Level; © esri maps

MARINE NOTICE, No.8 of 2015

Royal Canal Closure

Balroe – 34th Level

Temporary Closure due to Essential Construction Works

Marine Notice No 122 of 2014 refers, Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that the 34th Level at Ballroe on the Royal Canal will re-open on Fri 13th Mar 2015.

C J Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 25 Feb 2015.


MARINE NOTICE 007 of 2015

Galloon-Upper Erne; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Galloon-Upper Erne"
Galloon-Upper Erne; © esri
Knockninny Moorings Upper Erne; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Knockninny Moorings Upper Erne"
Knockninny-Upper Erne; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 7 of 2015

Erne Navigation – Upper Lough

at Galloon and Knockninny

Temporary Closure of Public Jetties

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the public mooring jetties at Galloon and Knockninny on Upper Lough Erne are closed for improvement works until the end of April 2015.
Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience to its customers.
For further details please contact the Lough Erne Warden on +44 (0)28 6632 2836

Galloon Jetty; © by Peter
Galloon Jetty; © by Peter
Knockninny; © wasserrausch; click picture to "Wasserrausch Website"
Knockninny; © wasserrausch

MARINE NOTICE 006 of 2015

Battlebridge-Shannon; © esri; click to Arcgis Map "Battlebridge-Shannon"
Battlebridge-Shannon; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 6 of 2015

Shannon Navigation

North Shannon – Battlebridge

Fallen Tree

Waterways Ireland has been informed that a tree has fallen into the navigation approximately 500m to 600m south of Battlebridge lock on the eastern bank and is presently blocking about half of the width of the navigation.
Masters are requested to approach this section of navigation with due caution.

Charles Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 19 Feb 2015

Battlebridge; © wasserrausch
Battlebridge; © wasserrausch