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MN#7/18 ROYAL CANAL - Dublin Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates

Posted by Colin Becker 
MN#7/18 ROYAL CANAL - Dublin Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates
15 February, 2018 10:46

The attached Marine Notice just in from Waterways Ireland

Best Wishes,

GMY Chang Sha
No 07 of 2018 ROYAL CANAL

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

Tuesday 24th April 11am – 1pm
Sunday 13th May 9am – 1pm
Saturday 2nd June 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 19th June 11am – 1pm
Thursday 19th July 11am – 1pm
Tuesday 21st 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
Tel: 353 (0) 57 9373406
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