MARINE NOTICE 029 of 2016

Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal © esri maps; click to " esri maps Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal"
Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 29 of 2016



LIFT DATES 2016 – update

The schedule of Newcomen Bridge lift dates for 2016 is now updated. Planned lifts after June have had to be cancelled until necessary upgrade works are completed. A further Marine Notice will issue to advise.

Thursday 14th April  11am – 1pm
Sunday 1st May  9am – 1pm
Saturday 28th May  9am – 1pm
Tuesday 14th June  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 Waterways Ireland 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, masters and their crew 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, 30 March 2016

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

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