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Shannon - Erne Waterway | Ireland: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||61 km|
|Number of locks:||16|
|Lock dimensions:||24.00 x 4.50|
|Max. depth:||1.20||Max. headroom:||3.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (few locks)|
|Requirements:||No license asked for hired boats|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Shannon Navigation - Lough Key & Lough Allen | Ireland
Ulster Canal & Blackwater River | Ireland
Ballynamore and Ballyconnell Canal
There is life in the old dog yet....
If this has ever been true for a waterway, it is for the Ballinamore and Balliconnell Canal. The lows of Ireland stipulated that a canal must serve for de-watering and transportation. That meant, the necessary compromises, didn't really help any of the two concerns.
Together with Shannon and Ulster Canal, it was thought as a link from Limerik to Belfast. After the opening in 1860 one discovered that there was nothing to be transported on this stretch.
After a short dozen of commercial vessels had passed the entire first nine years, it was used for de-watering only and it degenerated visibly.
Since boating tourism become more and more important on the Shannon, IWAI and the Council of Leitim started a fact finding for a possible instauration.
Already in 1991 renovation of the canal started, highly supported by the EU regional found and in 1994 the, now called, Shannon-Erne Waterway, was inaugurated by politicians of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Today, the Shannon-Erne Waterway is the most modern waterway of Ireland.
Barges, Houseboat & Narrow-boat Hirers on Shannon Erne Waterway
Locaboat Holidays, Ballinamore
Riversdale Barge Holidays, Ballinamore
Corraquill Cruising Holidays, Derrylin
Shannon Erne Waterway Navigation Charts
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