IrelqndMARINE NOTICE No 164 of 2016

Wednesday, 21 December 2016



Portora Lock  - 2016 Christmas Opening Times.


Waterways Ireland has been advised of the following by Rivers Agency:


"Portora Lock gates are currently in operation due to water levels in Lough Erne. When operational, the Lock gates are manned from 08.00am to 10.30pm daily to facilitate navigation. Given forecast rainfall and projected water flow discharge rates, it is anticipated that the Lock Gates will still be in operation over the Christmas holiday period. If this proves to be the case, Rivers Agency will be running a reduced Lock Keeper service on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day as follows:


Sat 24 Dec - Christmas Eve - the lock gates will be manned from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Sun 25 Dec - Christmas Day - the lock gates will be unmanned.

Mon 26 Dec - Boxing Day - the lock gates will be manned as normal from 8.00am to 10.30pm.


Rivers Agency will however have a member of staff on-call  to operate the Lock Gates in case of emergencies during the period from 6pm on Christmas Eve to 8am on Boxing Day. The on-call staff member can be contacted on 028

6638 8529. Rivers Agency would stress that this is intended for emergency navigation only.


Rivers Agency would like to apologise for any inconvenience these arrangements may cause and ask for your co-operation and understanding."


Charles Lawn

Inspector of Navigation

21 Dec 2016 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 December 2016 )