The river shannon and the connected lakes of the shannon erne waterway are the main cruising waters connected to dublin and to the barrow navigation via the grand canal. When navigating any waterway between 1 november and 17 march you are advised to contact waterways ireland operations division or the inspectorate before making your journey to confirm that the waterway is open.
The longest river in ireland is the river shannon at 360 5 kilometres 224 0 mi the river develops into three lakes along its course lough allen lough ree and lough derg of these lough derg is the largest.
Waterways ireland map. W aterways ireland is one of the two north south implementation bodies that are co sponsored by the department of community rural gaeltacht affairs in the south and the department of culture arts leisure in the north. The shannon enters the atlantic ocean at the shannon estuary other major rivers include the river liffey river lee river swilly river foyle river lagan river erne river blackwater. Waterways ireland are responsibile for the management maintenance development and restoration of inland navigable waterways principally for recreational purposes.
Iwai the inland waterways association of ireland. All personal data supplied to waterways ireland will be processed in accordance with gdpr. Much of the green countryside of the island of ireland is accessible by inland waterways.
Under the shannon navigation bye laws unless it is open undecked and carrying an engine not exceeding 15hp your vessel must be registered. Waterways ireland has responsibility for approx. 1000km of navigable inland waterways north and south.
Maintenance works on the waterways are where possible carried out during the winter. Ireland s inland waterways iwai. 80 1992 shannon navigation bye laws 1992 which detail the duties powers and responsibilities or the organisation and the responsibilities of the boat owner.
This includes responsibility for the management. Waterways ireland manages the shannon navigation under the s i. Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps.