Victoria and Roosky Locks to close for works

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Victoria and Roosky Locks to close for works

Roosky and Victoria locks will be closed for maintenance

Waterways Ireland wishes to advise masters and owners of vessels that Roosky Lock on the Shannon Navigation will be closed to boat traffic from Monday,November 14 until Friday, December 16. Victoria Lock, Meelick will be closed from Monday, November 21 until Friday, December 16.

The locks will be closed to facilitate preliminary investigations and allow detailed measurements to be taken to enable the procurement manufacture of replacement lock gates for both upper and lower gates at Roosky and the lower gates at Victoria Lock.

Any essential maintenance identified in the process will be addressed in order to maintain the lock operational until
the major element of inserting the new gates takes place in the autumn of 2017.

Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience that this may cause and thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

Further information may be had by contacting Waterways Ireland's Carrick-on-Shannon office at (071)9650563 or the lockkeepers at (087) 9638018 Roosky or (057) 9151359 Victoria.