Waterways Ireland

The Council meets in Inland Waterways Sector in order to take decisions

on policies and action to be implemented by Waterways Ireland.


Waterways Ireland's primary function is the management, maintenance, development and restoration of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island, principally for recreational purposes. Waterways Ireland is responsible for the following navigation systems:

The Shannon-Erne Waterway
The Erne System
The Grand Canal
The Barrow Navigation System
The Lower Bann Navigation System
The Royal Canal
The Shannon Navigation System

Waterways Ireland is also charged with taking forward further studies and appraisals in relation to the possible restoration of the Ulster Canal.

Waterways Ireland's Headquarters is in Enniskillen with Regional Offices in Scarriff, Co Clare, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim and Dublin.

The Chief Executive for Waterways Ireland is Dawn Livingstone. Waterways Ireland do not have a Board.

You can view Inland Waterways Sector Joint Communiques in the Publications section.

Contact details for Waterways Ireland






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