Winter mooring period begins

Waterways Ireland facilitates owners to keep their vessels and boats at its public harbours over the winter period on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne Waterways.

Waterways Ireland facilitates owners to keep their vessels and boats at its public harbours over the winter period on the Shannon and Shannon-Erne Waterways.

The upcoming winter mooring period begins on 1 November, 2012 and will end on the 31 March, 2013. The fee charged for this facility is €63.50 for the five month period.

Owners wishing to take advantage of this facility are advised to write to the Waterways Ireland Inspectorate, The Docks, Athlone, indicating their intention to take a winter mooring, give the specific location, boat registration number and enclose advance payment of €63.50 by cheque, bank draft or postal order made payable to Waterways Ireland. Credit card payments can also be made over the phone by contacting 353 (0)90 9741165. Payment must be received prior to 1 November 2012.

Boats owners that have not contacted the Inspectorate and made the advance payment must continue to observe the mooring time limits for public harbours i.e. the “5 Day Rule”, which still applies and will be enforced during this period.

Anyone with queries regarding winter mooring or the enforcement of the Bye-laws should contact the Inspector of Navigation 0906 494 232.