No. 17 of 2021
Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation
Access to Navigations and availability of services – wef 12 April 2021
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and water users that in line with government restrictions the following access to navigations and availability of services will apply from 12 April 2021 until further notice on the Shannon Navigation, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Royal Canal, Grand Canal, Barrow Line and Navigation:
Future reopening of the navigations and facilities
When the government announces Level 4 restrictions Waterways Ireland will open locks and bridges on the Shannon from 0900 to 1500hrs daily and on the Shannon – Erne Waterway the lock operating systems will be activated between 0900 and 1700hrs daily. At Level 4 the Services Blocks and other on-shore services will be available for use. At level 3 Waterways Ireland will open locks and bridges at normal hours on all navigations.
Our towpaths remain open and accessible for local exercise. We request users of our canal towpaths to limit their use and only use towpaths which are in your home county. Our request to everyone using our towpaths is:
Updates on Covid-19 measures
We will continually review such measures in light of direction and advice from Government and health professionals and any decisions on service provision will be communicated via the issuance of Marine Notices.
While our staff are working from home, they are available by phone during normal working hours. Should you need our assistance please do contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone https://www.waterwaysireland.org/contact-us.
Health authority advice
Continual updates are provided by both the HSE in Ireland and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland regarding the COVID-19 virus. If you would like to access the latest information about the virus, you are advised to refer to the HSE coronavirus page (Ireland) or the PHA website www.publichealth.hscni.net. (Northern Ireland).
We ask all our stakeholders, families and colleagues to continue to be safe during the crisis and Stay at home.
Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their co-operation in relation to this matter.
Inspector of Navigation
08 April 2021