Boats and barges need to be examined, maintained and repaired on a regular basis, to ensure all is okay below the waterline. 

Maintenance includes cleaning, painting, replacing anodes, checking the propeller, shaft and seals.  Also, removing any debris clinging to the hull and at set intervals, having a professional inspection for insurance purposes.  All of these tasks require a visit to a Drydock.  

Drydocks on the Inland Waterways with condition and availability

Waterway

Location

No

O/C

Status

Avail

 

Hours

Grand Barrow Line

Athy

1

Open

Operational

Y

Waterways Ireland

20

Grand Canal

Portobello

1

?

Filled In

 

 

 

Grand Canal

Sallins

1

Open

Abandoned

 

 

 

Grand Canal

Shannon Hbr

1

Encl

Operational

Y

Waterways Ireland

35

Grand Canal

Shannon Hbr

2

Open

Operational

Y

Waterways Ireland

35

Grand Canal

Tullamore

1

Encl

Operational

 

Waterways Ireland

 

Grand Canal

Tullamore

2

?

Filled In

 

 

 

Grand Canal Docks

Ringsend

1

Open

 

 

 

 

Grand Canal Docks

Ringsend

2

Open

 

 

 

 

Grand Canal Docks

Ringsend

3

Open

Filled In

 

 

 

Lough Ree

Lakeside

1

Open

Operational

Y

Lakeside Marina

45

River Barrow

Carlow

1

Open

Abandoned

 

 

 

River​​ Barrow

Graigue

1

Open

Abandoned

 

 

 

River Barrow Tidal

New Ross

1

Open

Operational

Y

New Ross Boatyard

50

River Shannon

Killaloe

1

Encl

Operational

 

Waterways Ireland

 

River Shannon

Rooskey

1

Open

Operational

Y

Waterways Ireland

65

Royal Canal

Mullingar

1

Open

Operational

 

Waterways Ireland

 

Royal Canal

Richmond Hbr

1

Open

Operational

 

Waterways Ireland

 

Notes:

For completeness, this list includes all Drydocks within 8 days travelling distance of Sallins. ​​ Some have been filled​​ 

in long ago​​ or abandoned, some are operational but not available to boaters as of April 2022. ​​ 

Hours are a conservative estimate, taking into consideration locks and lifting bridges on the routes, in a barge with a draft of .9m+

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