Ireland. NOTICE No 74 of 2017 Shannon Navigation

Monday, 31 July 2017

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 4th AUGUST 2pm - 5pm

Fri 11th AUGUST              10am - 1pm

Fri 18th AUGUST              1pm - 4pm

Fri 25th AUGUST              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.



Inspector of Navigation

28 Jul 2017

Tel:  353 90 6494232


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Last Updated ( Monday, 31 July 2017 )