MARINE NOTICE, No 074 of 2016

Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri
Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No.74 of 2016


Reminder & Update on Boat Passage

Arragements in / out of Dublin

Waterways Ireland wishes to remind vessel masters and owners of the arrangements for boat movements in / out of Dublin City, as set out in the earlier Marine Notice 07/2016, in particular the requirement to organise passage through the Eastern Regional Office a minimum of 2 days in advance of intended passage.

Due to periodic anti-social activity along some of canal route into Dublin, particularly in times of good weather and at weekends, additional restrictions may apply to boat passage over the summer period. This can be planned for at time of making contact, and suitable arrangements for passage made.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their ongoing co-operation in this matter.

Charles Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 20 June 2016

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

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

MARINE NOTICE, No 073 of 2016

Kilcock Lock 17; © esri; click to " esri maps Kilcock Lock 17"
Kilcock Lock 17; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 73 of 2016

ROYAL CANAL, Dublin to Kilcock

Lock Nos. 12 to 17

Boat Assistance – Summer 2016

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that, over the summer period (with effect from 18th June 2016), water control and boat assistance where possible on the Royal Canal Locks 12 to 17 will be extended as shown below:

  Times of duty Contact Number
Des Phillips Mon-Fri 0830-1700
Sun 0830-1230 **
087 248 5754
PJ Massey Sat 0830-1230** 087 985 7019
Weekend Water Patroller* Sat & Sun 1500-1900 086 821 2398

* Damien McDermott or David Whelehan

** Some weekends this time will be 0830-1700 instead of Weekend Water Patroller

    • Locks 16 & 17: passage may not be possible through these locks outside of the hours given above. Masters should therefore make contact at the numbers given to arrange assistance through the locks.
      For any further queries or clarifications on the above please contact the Eastern Regional Office at +353(1) 868 0148.

Charles Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 17 June 2016

MARINE NOTICE, No 072 of 2016

GC-Sealock; © esri; click picture to "esri-map Sea-Lock Dublin Grand Canal"
GC-Sealock; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No. 72 of 2016

Grand Canal Dublin

Grand Canal Basin

Sea Lock Update

Further to Marine Notice 43/2016, Waterways Ireland wishes to update masters and owners of vessels that the Sea Lock at Grand Canal Basin has been returned to operation in a limited capacity.
Works are planned to upgrade the Lock operation in future. However anyone wishing to use the Lock in the meantime should continue to contact the Dock Superintendent to confirm operation and to plan time of passage.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 17 June 2016

Grand Canal Docks Dublin: © 2018; "Link to Website Grand Canal Sealock Dublin Ireland"
Grand Canal Docks Dublin: © 2018

MARINE NOTICE, No 071 of 2016

Lecarrow; © esri; click to esrimap"Lecarrow Lough Ree"
Lecarrow; © esri

Shannon Navigation

Lough Ree Lecarrow

Weed Cutting In Progress

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners that it has commenced weed cutting in the Lecarrow Canal which is expected to last for two weeks.
The harbour may still be used, however, masters are advised to check their water intake / weed filters on arrival in the harbour and also on departure from the canal as a precautionary measure.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 17 Jun 2016

Lecarrow Weedcutter

MARINE NOTICE, No 070 of 2016

Carrick on Shannon; © esri; click to "ArcgisMap
Carrick on Shannon; © esri

Shannon Navigation


Work on Overhead Power Lines

Waterways Ireland has been advised by ESB Networks that it proposes to carry out works associated with the re-conductoring of the existing Carrick on Shannon – Corderry – Arigna 110kV line.
The line passes over the River Shannon approximately 1 km north of the town bridge. The works will take place from the 26th June – 13th July 2016.
While it is not anticipated that the works will affect boat traffic, users should be aware of works in the area, approach with care and take heed of any instructions issued by ESB Networks.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 9 Jun 2016

Carrick on Shannon Overhead-Powerline; click picture to "enlarge"
Carrick on Shannon Overhead-Powerline