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MN#13/19 - ROYAL CANAL - Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2019

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MN#13/19 - ROYAL CANAL - Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates 2019
19 February, 2019 09:45

The attached Marine Notice just in from Waterways Ireland

Best Wishes,

GMY Chang Sha
MARINE NOTICE No 13 of 2019

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the provisional schedule of bridge lift dates 2019 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin is as follows:

Thursday 25th April 11am-1pm
Sunday 5th May 9am-1pm
Saturday 1st June 9am-1pm
Tuesday 25th June 11am-1pm
Thursday 25th July 11am-1pm
Thursday 22nd August 11am-1pm
Tuesday 8th October 11am-1pm


1. Arrangements have been made for Iarnród Éireann 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 a demand (min 2 boats) for a particular date, Iarnród Éireann will be notified by WI that the scheduled 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.

Patrick Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
19 Feb 2019

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