Covid-19 – closures in Counties Kildare, Laois, Offaly update – Aug 24

MARINE NOTICE No. 76 of 2020

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

Covid-19 measures

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

Continued closure of visiting moorings on the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Barrow Line in County Kildare

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:

  1. The WI jetties at Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge, Shannon Harbour and Banagher on the Shannon Navigation have reopened.
  2. Visiting moorings on the Grand Canal, Royal Canal, Barrow Navigation and Barrow Line in County Kildare remain closed.

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

24 August 2020

087-9852324

“Waterways Ireland, managing and promoting the inland waterways for the benefit of all…”