IWAI - Dublin Branch

Dublin Waterways
Three Main Waterways
Here in Dublin the three waterways, one natural and two made by man, met to carry trade to and from both East and West. The two canals, the Royal to the north and the Grand to the south, silver shadows of one another as they head west for the Shannon, ring the inner city with a watery necklace of peace and tranquillity pierced by the broad flowing Liffey.
Click to enlarge The Grand Canal
(12th Lock Lucan-Liffey)

The River Liffey
(Eastlink Bridge to Islandbridge)

The Royal Canal
(12th Lock Blanchardstown-Liffey)

Click here or on the map image for a more detailed look. The Liffey flows down the centre, the Royal entering from the left and the Grand shown on the right.

Lock Keeper Details
Dock Superintendent, Ringsend Mark Clarke 087 2584713
Circular Line Stephen Brierly 086 380 5657
Dublin Locks 1 - 6 Ray Moore (086) 827 8025
Locks 7 - 11 John O'Brien 087 268 3723
Lock 12 Ray Moore (086) 827 8025
ROYAL CANAL - No full-time lock-keepers, call the following for assistance
Locks 1 - 12 Des Phillips (lock-keeper and ganger) (087) 248 5754
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