MARINE NOTICE, No 006 of 2017

Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri
Newcomen Raiway Bridge © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 6 of 2017


Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2017

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the schedule of bridge lift dates 2017

for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin are as follows:

Thursday 4th April  11am – 1pm
Sunday 30th April  9am – 1pm
Saturday 27th May  9am – 1pm
Tuesday 20th June  11am – 1pm
Tuesday 18th July  11am – 1pm
Tuesday 29th August  11am – 1pm
Thursday 12th October  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). Priority will be given on a first come first served basis.
    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, 7 Feb 2017

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

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