MARINE NOTICE, No 034 of 2017

Sarsfield's Lock and Arthur's Quay; © esri; click to" esri-map Limerick-Town and Arthur's Quay"
Limerick-Custom House Quay; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 34 of 2017

Shannon Navigation

Limerick – Sarsfield’s Lock

Opening Schedule

Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels of the current schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number 087-7972998 only during the hours of operation as shown below.

 Friday 26th May 09:00 – 11:00
 Friday 2nd June  10:00 – 14:00
 Friday 9th June  09:00 – 11:00
 Friday 16th June  11:00 – 15:00
 Friday 23rd June  09:00 – 11:00

Masters are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station (00353 (0)87 9970131) 48 hours in advance of commencing their journey to book passage through the locks at Ardnacrusha.

It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating (20MW), due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation channel, which can be dangerous. To ascertain automatically in real time how many turbines are running, users can phone 00353 (0)87 6477229.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 25 May 2017

Sarsfields Lock upstream; © Captain’s Handbook
Sarsfields Lock upstream; © CHB

Sarsfields Lock downstream; © Captain’s Handbook
Sarsfields Lock downstream; © CHB

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