MARINE NOTICE, No 007 of 2018

Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal © esri maps; click to " esri maps Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal"
Newcomen Bridge Royal Canal © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 07 of 2018




Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the schedule of bridge lift dates 2018 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin are as follows:

Thursday 24th April  11am – 1pm
Sunday 30th May  9am – 1pm
Saturday 2nd June  9am – 1pm
Tuesday 19th June  11am – 1pm
Thursday 19th July  11am – 1pm
Tuesday 21th August  11am – 1pm
Tuesday 2nd 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.

Shane Anderson, Assistant Inspector of Navigation, 15 Feb 2018

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