MARINE NOTICE 039 of 2014

Lough-Key;© esri; click to "Lough-Key ArcGis Map"
Lough-Key;© esri

Shannon Navigation

Boyle, Lough Key,



and Battlebridge Moorings

Precautionary Notice to Boil Water Before Use

Waterways Ireland has confirmed with  Roscommon Co.Co that the advice below remains in force at this time.
Roscommon County Council wishes to advise consumers in the areas served by the Boyle and Boyle/Ardcarne Regional Water Supply Scheme that as a precautionary measure to boil water before use until further notice.
The areas affected include Killaraght, Rockingham, Knockvicar, Cootehall, Tarmon Road, Kiltycreighton, Crossna, Derrycashel, Moigh,  Carrigeenroe, Battlebridge  and Ardcarne.
It is essential that people in the affected areas boil any water intended for drinking or food preparation.  If you are unsure of the source of your water supply, you should boil your water as a precautionary measure.

Water should be boiled for the following purposes:

    • Drinking
    • Drinks made with water
    • Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
    • Brushing of teeth
    • Making of ice (discard ice cubes in fridge/freezers).

Un-boiled water should not be used for these purposes.
Un-boiled water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling
TO BOIL WATER: Boil water until rolling, then allow to cool.  Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place.  Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink.  Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink.  Discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and any filtered water in fridges.  Make ice from cooled boiled water.
Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads, fruit and vegetables to be consumed uncooked)
Prepare baby feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled.  Do not use water that has been reboiled several times.  Do not use bottled mineral water as most brands contain concentrations of minerals that are too high for babies.
The ‚Boil Water Notice’ will be lifted when the water supply is considered to be safe.
Further Information is available at
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Boyle Ardcarn Map.pdf (size 7.6 MB)
Boyle Ardcarne Water Contamination at 17 May 2013.pdf (size 28.5 KB)
Roscommon County Council regrets the inconvenience to the public.
Issued Monday 13 May 2013
Updated 17th May 2013

Charles Lawn Lt Cdr( rtd), Inspector of Navigation, 2 May 2014

Lough Key Castle Island
Lough Key Castle Island