Covid 19 – closures in Counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly – Aug 7

Travel restrictions have been put in place for a fortnight for those living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly – see Address by Taoiseach

MARINE NOTICE  No. 67 of 2020

Shannon Navigation, Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation, Barrow Line

Covid-19 measures

Closure of WI jetties at Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Shannon Harbour and Banagher on Shannon Navigation

Closure of visiting moorings on the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Barrow Line in Counties Laois, Offaly and Kildare

With effect from 2359hrs on Friday 7th August 2020

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise all Masters of vessels and waterways users that in response to the latest advice from the Government and health authorities:

  • Closure of WI jetties at Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Shannon Harbour and Banagher on the Shannon Navigation will take effect from 2359hrs on Fri 7th August 2020 for a two week period.
  • The WI quays at Connaught Harbour Portumna will be used as an operations base for Carrickcraft and Silverline vessels from Saturday 8th August 2020. Limited mooring space will be available at Connaught Harbour for a two week period.
  • Visiting moorings on the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Barrow Line in Counties Laois, Offaly and Kildare will close with effect from 2359hrs on Fri 7th August for a two week period.
  • The locks and facilities on all other parts of the Shannon Navigation and the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Barrow Line are open.

The network of canals, towpaths and river navigations managed by Waterways Ireland remain open, but we are strongly encouraging people to strictly observe social distancing measures. We are asking our users not to congregate, to keep moving, and allow ample space for others to pass in accordance with social distancing protocols.

Waterways Ireland is encouraging all Masters of vessels and water users on all navigations to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.

Waterways Ireland thanks all vessel owners and operators for their co-operation in relation to this matter. 

P Harkin

Inspector of Navigation

07 August 2020 23:17

087-9852324  Patrick.Harkin@waterwaysireland.org

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