MARINE NOTICE, No. 70 of 2017
Coosan Point Moorings and
Entrance to Killenure Lough
Use of Jet Skis and Fast Powerboats
Waterways Ireland wishes to remind masters and owners of Personal Water Craft e.g.Jet Skis and Fast Powerboats that the approaches to Killenure Lough from Lough Ree, past Coosan Point moorings and onwards past Quigley’s Marina is a maximum 5 km per hour speed zone.
The purpose of the speed limit is to avoid collisions at speed in a narrow channel and to reduce the effect of wash on the shore and moorings, thereby posing a hazard to other users.
Coosan Point is a high use amenity area for water based activities where fishing, swimming, sailing, canoeing take place. All users enter and exit the water from the foreshore and families with young children use the concrete slipway for paddling and watching wildlife.
Masters of jet skis and fast powerboats launching from Coosan Point should proceed to Lough Ree or alternatively further up Killenure Lough at a speed not greater than 5km/hr , avoid coming closer than 100m of the moorings, marina and designated swim area and do so with minimum wash.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.
C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 26 Jul 2017