38 miles (61 km) long linking the village of Leitrim with the Erne system down stream from Belturbet.

16 locks and 31 bridges in total, 8 locks from Leitrim (Lock No. 16) to the summit level at Lough Scur and 8 locks to the Woodford River and on to the Erne navigation.


Air space 10.5 ft (3.2m) over 10 ft (3.0m) width.

Boat dimensions:

79 ft (24m) x 15 ft (4.5m) x 4 ft (1.2m).
NOTE: At Lough Scur the Shannon navigation marker system changes to the Erne marker system.

Slipways and Services:

Leitrim, Keshcarrigan, Ballinamore, Haughton’s Shore (Lough Garadice), Ballyconnell, Aghalane. Locks and other services are operational from 9.00am until 8.00pm daily.

Shannon Erne Waterway

Waterways Ireland Online Guide to the SEW
Shannon Erne Cruising Times