ROSCOMMON BOIL WATER NOTICE
Roscommon Co. Co. have issued a "Boil Water" notice for parts of the county that include a number of North Shannon jetties. Full details of the notice can be found here
GRAND CANAL - Tullamore - Restrictions
WI has advised (MN#37 of 17/5/13) that navigation from the mouth of the Tullamore branch line to Kilbeggan Bridge will be restricted from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 May for works on the new boardwalk and bridges. Vessels may experience short delays making transit during this period. MN136/12 & MNs10, 18, 24 & 30/13 refer.
BARROW NAVIGATION - Bagenalstown & Borris Lock - Continuing Stoppage
WI have advised (MN#36 of 13/5/13) that Bagenalstown & Borris Locks will remain closed until 31st May. MN11/13 and MN120 & 132/12 refer.
ROYAL CANAL - Locks 12-17 - Weekend Water Patrollers
WI has issued (MN#35 of 10/5/13) revised arrangements for water patroller cover for locks 12-17 on the Royal Canal. Details can be found here.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Mountshannon - White Tailed Sea Eagles
WI has advised (MN#34 of 10/5/13) that protected White-tailed Eagles are breeding on Bushy Island, Lough Derg. Masters are asked to observe a 250m exclusion zone around the island and to proceed directly in and out of the harbour without stopping near the island especially in the period May to August inclusive. Deliberate disturbance to nesting birds is illegal under the Wildlife Act (1976).
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Portrunny - Triathlon
WI has advised (MN#33 of 7/5/13) that a triathlon event will take place on Sat 8 June in Portrunny harbour. The swimming course will be laid out adjacent to the moorings and will be will be active from 1130 1300. Swimmers will be accompanied by safety vessels. Masters should give swimmers a wide berth and, navigate at slow speed with a low wash and heed instructions from event marshals.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Clarendon Lock - Service Interruption
WI has advised (MN#32 of 2/5/13)due to an interruption of the electricity supply at Knockvicar, Co. Roscommon on Tuesday 7 May between 10am & 12.30pm, operation of Clarendon Lock will be affected during this period.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Acres Lake - Jetty Upgrade
WI has advised (MN#31 of 2/5/13) that works to upgrade the floating moorings at Acres Lake, Drumshanbo continue and that the area remains a construction site. No access is permitted to the floating moorings, by land or water. Works are due to be completed by 17/5/13. Alternate moorings available near Drumshanbo Lock.
GRAND CANAL - Tullamore - Restrictions
WI has advised (MN#30 of 30/4/13) that navigation from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge will be restricted from Tuesday 7 May until Friday 10 May 2013 to facilitate ongoing works on the boardwalk and bridges. Vessels wishing to transit through this section may experience short delays.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Coosan Point - New Jetties
WI has advised (MN#29 of 30/4/13)that an extension to southern end of jetties at Coosan Point is presently being installed. This section is a construction site and users are requested heed the warning signs. Mooring on the new extension is prohibited until it is fully installed.
ERNE NAVIGATION - G8 Restrictions
WI has issued MN#27 of 26/4/1 referring to a notice from the PSNI about arrangements for the G8 Summit taking place near Enniskillen in June. It will involve the complete closure of navigation at the southern end of the lower lough for several days from June 16 to 18. Further details here.
ROYAL CANAL - 41st Level - Emergency Repairs
WI has advised (MN#26 of 22/4/13) that the 41st level between Mullawornia and Coolnahinch Bridge will be closed from Monday 29 April to Friday 17 May for emergency leakage repairs.
ERNE NAVIGATION - Crom Jetty - Emergency Works
WI has advised MN#28 of 26/4/13) that the mooring jetty at Crom has been re-opened following emergency repair works. MN#24/13 refers.
ERNE NAVIGATION - Portora Lock - Bank Maintenance
MI has advised (MN#21 of 28/3/13)that The Rivers Agency are undertaking essential bank maintenance immediately upstream of Portora Lock which may result in some disruption to traffic. Masters should follow instructions from the onsite safety boat.
SEW - Lock 1 Repairs Complete
WI has advised (MN#20 of 25/3/13) that repairs have been completed to Lock & Gates at Lock 1 Corraquill. MN#4/13 Refers.
GRAND CANAL - Dublin - Dredging Complete
WI have advised (MN#19 of 19/3/13) that dredging of the Grand Canal Circular Line from Inchicore to Portobello has been completed. MN#120/12 refers
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Tarmonbarry - Lock Maintenance
WI have advised (MN#17 of 14/3/13) that maintenance work on Tarmonbarry Lock is now complete and MN#1/13 has been withdrawn.
ROYAL CANAL - Passage through Dublin
WI has issued (MN#16 of 12/3/13) details for the passage of vessels through Dublin on the Royal Canal. Details on the forum here
GRAND CANAL - Passage through Dublin
WI has issued (MN#14 of 12/3/13) details of arrangements for the passage of vessels through Dublin for the coming season. Details can be found on the forum here
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Athlone & Banagher - Flow Measurement
WI has advised (MN#14 of 12/3/13) that OPW will be conducting flow measurements in Athlone and Banagher between Wed 13 and Thurs 21 Mar 2013.
The measuring instrument will be lowered from the bridge to the river and then moved laterally across the bridge arches to take the measurements. The procedure will only take a matter of minutes at each arch. Masters approaching the navigation arch of these bridges should be prepared to stop short and await instructions from OPW staff as to when it is safe to proceed through the arch.
SEW - Underwater Inspection of Weirs
WI has advised (MN#13 of 112/3/13) that underwater
inspection of SEW weirs will commence on Tuesday 19 March and will be completed on Wednesday 3 April.
Vessels should be prepared to stop short and await
instructions from the dive safety officer before proceeding.
SHANNON NAVIGATION & SEW - Winter mooring period ends
WI has advised (MN#12 of 4/3/13) that the winter mooring period ends on Sun 31 Mar 2013. Thereafter vessels may not berth in the same harbour for longer than 5 consecutive days or more than 7 days in any one month.
BARROW NAVIGATION _Bagenalstown & Borris Locks Remain Closed
WI has advised (MN#11 of 4/3/13) that Bagenalstown and Borris Locks will remain closed until 3 May 2013 due to essential maintenance. MN#120/12 and MN#132/12 refer.
ERNE NAVIGATION Portora Lock - Essential Maintenance
WI have advised (MN#9 of 25/12/13)that The Rivers Agency are undertaking essential lock gate maintenance at Portora lock resulting in some disruption to traffic. Masters should follow instructions given by the onsite safety boat.
SEW - Lock & Weir Inspection
WI has advised (MN#8 of 20/2/13)that underwater inspection of lock chanbers and weirs has commenced and will be completed on Fri 1 Mar. Masters approaching locks should be prepared to stop short and await nstructions from the dive safety officer before proceeding.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Limerick - Sarsfield's Lock Restrictions
WI have advised (MN#7 of 15/2/13) that Sarsfield's Lock will be operated on restricted basis from Thurs 28 Feb to Sat 9 Mar 2013. The lock will operate from 10am to 12.30pm daily. Masters should ring the lockkeeper on 353 (0)87 7972998 one day prior to making their passage.
ERNE & SEW - Emergency Services Exercise
WI has advised (MN#6 of 7/2/13) that the Emergency Services will conduct a major water based exercise centred on Upper Lough Erne and SEW on Sat 16 Feb 2013. The timings and locations as follows: Upper Lough Erne: from 1000 to 2200hrs. Event Rescue Areas: Geaglum, Derryadd, Kilmore, Corradillar and Naan Island. Shannon Erne Waterway: at 1400 and 1800hrs. Event Area: Ballyconnell
ROYAL CANAL - 12th Lock - Closure
WI has advised (MN#5 of 25/1/13) that the Royal Canal will be closed to navigation at Lock 12 Blanchardstown from 2/1/13 for 4 weeks for repairs to the lock gates.
SHANNON ERNE WATERWAY - Corraquill - Lock 1 Closure
WI has advised (MN#4 of 25/1/13)that the SEW will be closed to navigation at Lock 1 Corraquill from 29/1/13 to 31/3/13 for lock-gate repairs.
GRAND CANAL - Ringsend Basin - Maintenance Works
WI have advised (MN#3 of 10/1/13) that major renovations will take place from 14/1/13 until mid May. Diving operations will commence on 14/1 for strengthening quay walls at Charlotte Quay, replacement of slipway and installation of stop planks at Camden Lock. All works will take place from pontoons and warning markers will be placed as required. Water levels in the basin may fluctuate and masters are advised to tend their mooring lines as required. Vessels may be required to move to facilitate works on Charlotte Quay. Advance notice will be given where possible. Masters are requested to keep vessels clear of all works and comply with instructions from safety craft in the works areas.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Carrick on Shannon - Head of the River
WI have advised (MN#2 of 8/1/13)that the Carrick-on-Shannon Rowing Club Head of River race will take place on Sat 23/2/13 from 0900 to 1700. Vessels should proceed at slow speed and with minimum wash and heed instructions from regatta officials.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Tarmonbarry Lock - Gate Repairs
WI have advised (MN#1 of 8/1/13)that work will take place on the lock gates at Tarmonbarry Lock from Monday 14/1/13 for a period of approx. 8 weeks until Thursday 14/3/13. Alternative passage is available via the Camlin and Clondra Canal.
ALL NAVIGATIONS - Special Notice to Mariners
WI have issued a Special Notice to Mariners 2013. The Full text can be found here.
ERNE NAVIGATION - Portora Lock - Christmas Arrangements
WI has advised (MN#140 of 20/12/12) that a reduced service will be available for operating the lock gates at Portora on Christmas Day. Staff will be on-call rather than physically manning the gates. Contact 00-44-28 6638 8529.
ERNE NAVIGATION - Temporary Buoy
WI has advised (MN#139 of 17/12/12) that a 2.5m high monitoring buoy with sensors has been deployed by the Agri –Food and Bioisciences Institute in position 54 29.12 N, 07 50.94 W in the Broad Lough area of Lower Lough Erne. A wide berth is requested. Further information can be found here
LOWER BANN NAVIGATION - Toome Canal - Dredging Works
WI has advised (MN#138 of 5/12/12) that dredging works are currently taking place at the entrance to the Toome Canal from Lough Neagh and due care should be taken on the approaches. These works will be completed by 10 December 2012.
ROYAL CANAL - 15th Lock - Closure
WI has advised (MN#137 of 5/12/12) that due to essential maintenance works the 15th lock at Chamber’s Bridge will be closed from 6 to 21 December.
GRAND CANAL - Tullamore - Restrictions
WI has advised (MN#136 of 5/12/12) that the Grand Canal will be closed from the Kilbeggan Bridge to Coxes Bridge Tullamore from 2/1/13 until 4/3/13. There will restricted navigation from the 26th Lock to the Kilbeggan Bridge due to a reduction in water levels of between 300 and 400mm in this section. The closure will facilitate Tullamore Town Council’s construction of three footbridges and a new board walk in the Tullamore area.
SHANNON NAVIGATION & SEW - Bridge Inspections
WI has advised (MN#135 of 3/12/12) that bridge inspections will take place on the North Shannon and the Shannon Erne Waterway between Monday 3rd December and Friday 7th December. Further details here.
GRAND, ROYAL, BARROW - Extended Mooring Permits
On 28/11/12 WI announced the second set of Extended Mooring Locations which include the floating moorings in Grand Canal Dock beside the WI Visitor Centre on which a permit will be offered until March 2013. Extended mooring locations will also be opened on the Grand Canal near Lock 34 in Co Offaly, Pike Bridge in Co Kildare and Abbeyshrule in Co Longford. Full details on WI Website
BARROW NAVIGATION - Borris Lock - Essential Maintenance
WI has advised (MN#132 of 21/11/12) that Borris Lock and its associated trackway has been closed for essential maintenance. A further MN will issue on re-opening.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Clonmacnoise Access Ramp
WI have advised (MN#131 of 19/11/12)have advised that the access ramp to the floating moorings at Clonmacnoise will be removed for the winter period fromTue 20 Nov 2012. A further marine notice will issue when it is replaced for the 2013 boating season.
GRAND, ROYAL & BARROW - Extended Mooring Permits
WI has advised (MN#130 of 19/11/12) owners who wish to berth their vessels on a continuous basis i.e more than 5 days, at the undermentioned locations, of the need to apply for the new Extended Mooring Permit: Shannon Harbour on the Grand Canal; Rathangan and Vicarstown on the Barrow Line and Barrow Navigation. Clondra (East of Richmond Harbour), Confey and the 15th lock on the Royal Canal. Owners not wishing to avail of the Extended Mooring Permit should note the need to comply with the "5 Day Rule" which will be enforced from 1 Jan 2013 onwards. The Application Form and Guidance Notes as well as a draft of the license are downloadable from the Waterways Ireland website here and will remain open for two weeks until 3 December 2012.
GRAND, ROYAL & BARROW - Canal Permits
WI has advised (MN#129 of 16/11/12)that from Mon 19 Nov permit application forms only and not the permit itself will be available from lock keepers on the canals and the Barrow Navigation. The application form may also be downloaded from the Waterways Ireland website: here Customers wishing to purchase a permit should send the completed application form to: The Assistant Inspector of Navigation, Waterways Ireland, Harbour Street, Tullamore, Co.Offaly.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Athlone Bridge - Flow Measurement
WI has advised (MN#128 of 15/11/12)that water flow measurements will take place on Mon 19 Nov from 1000 to 1300 across the full width of the river on the south side of Athlone Town Bridge. The equipment will be lowered from bridge road level to the water and traversed across each individual arch commencing with the navigation arch. Masters should navigate with due caution and take note of instructions issued by the operators.
SHANNON NAVIGATION _ Drumshanbo Lock Closure
WI has advised (MN#127 of 30/10/12) that Drumshanbo Lock will close for essential maintenance from Tues 6 Nov until Fri 23 Nov 2012.
LOWER BANN NAVIGATION - Winter Lock & Bridge Times
MN#126 of 24/10/12 advises users to note note the annual change over to the winter schedule for lock and bridge opening times which take effect from Thurs 1st Nov 2012 until Sun 31st Mar 2013. For details see here.
ERNE NAVIGATION - Portora Lock Operational
WI has advised (MN#125 of 24/10/12) that the lock gates at Portora, Enniskillen are currently in operation, due to low water levels. The lock gates are manned daily from 08:00 to 22:30 by River Agency staff to accommodate vessels currently using the navigation. Further information from the Lough Erne Manager /Warden on 00-44-48 66 322836.
SHANNON NAVIGATION - Winter Lock Schedule
WI have issued MN#125 24/10/12 reminding users of the change over to the winter lock schedule. Details can be found here.
GRAND & ROYAL CANALS & BARROW NAVIGATION - Winter Stoppages
WI have issued (MN#120 of 16/10/12) a list of winter stoppages for the above canals. Full details can be found here