Waterways Ireland

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Waterways Ireland
Uiscebhealaí Éireann (Irish)
Watterweys Airlann (Ulster-Scots)
Waterways ireland logo.svg
Implementation body overview
JurisdictionNorthern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
HeadquartersEnniskillen, County Fermanagh
Parent departmentNorthern Ireland Assembly
Government of Ireland
Key document

Waterways Ireland (Irish: Uiscebhealaí Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Watterweys Airlann)[1] is one of the six all-Ireland North/South implementation bodies established under the Belfast Agreement in 1999. It is responsible for the management, maintenance, development, and restoration of inland navigable waterways primarily for recreational purposes. Included as inland waterways are the Barrow Navigation, the Erne System, the Grand Canal, the Lower Bann, the Royal Canal, the Shannon–Erne Waterway and the Shannon Navigation.

Waterways Ireland has its headquarters in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and regional offices in Carrick-on-Shannon, Dublin, and Scarriff in the Republic of Ireland.

The Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre is located at 2 Grand Canal Quay, Ringsend, Dublin. The building was constructed on the waters of the inner basin of Grand Canal Dock.

Waterways Ireland Daewoo Solar 150LC-V crawler excavator, used for canal maintenance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wattèrgates Airlann is also used.

Coordinates: 54°20′36″N 7°38′54″W / 54.3432°N 7.6482°W / 54.3432; -7.6482