Royal 2020 – Newcomen Bridge Lift Dates – WI Notice

MARINE NOTICE No 09 of 2020 – ROYAL CANAL – NEWCOMEN BRIDGE LIFT DATES 2020

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the provisional schedule of bridge lift dates 2020 for Newcomen Bridge, Royal Canal, Dublin is as follows: 

    Date                        Day of Week                    Time                   

16th April                    Thursday                    11am – 1pm

3rd May                       Sunday                        9am – 1pm

30th May                     Saturday                     9am – 1pm

11th June                     Thursday                    11am – 1pm

26th June                     Friday                         11am – 1pm

28th July                     Tuesday                      11am – 1pm

25th August                 Tuesday                       11am – 1pm

24th September          Thursday                     11am – 1pm

NOTES:

  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 dublincanals@waterwaysireland.org)  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

12 Feb 2020

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