Ireland.MARINE NOTICE No 56 of 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Shannon Navigation

Limerick - Sarsfield's Lock Opening Schedule

Waterways Ireland wishes advise masters and owners of vessels of the current schedule. The lock keeper can be contacted at the following number

087-7972998 only during the hours of operation as shown below.

Fri 30TH JUNE: 9am - 12pm

Thurs 6TH JULY: 2pm - 5pm

Mon 17TH JULY: 10am - 1pm

Fri 21TH JULY: 2pm - 5pm

Mon 31TH JULY: 10am - 1pm

Masters are advised to contact the ESB Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power station (00353 (0)87 9970131) 48 hours in advance of commencing their journey to book passage through the locks at Ardnacrusha.

It is advised NOT to undertake a voyage if more than one turbine is operating (20MW), due to the increased velocity of flow in the navigation channel, which can be dangerous. To ascertain automatically in real time how many turbines are running, users can phone 00353 (0)87 6477229.

C.J.Lawn

Inspector of Navigation

25 Jun 2017

Tel:  353 90 6494232

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