Waterford Estuary is bordered by a rich heritage of  lighthouses, forts, fishing ports and beaches.

Extent of the waterways the River Barrow

The River Barrow meanders through farmland, wooded valleys with steep sides, and as it enters the canal system passes through many historic towns and villages  eventually linking to both the western waterways and east coast of Ireland.

          Waterford Estuary to St. Mullins 35 miles / 56 km (tidal)

          Barrow Navigation from St. Mullins to Athy 41 miles / 66 km (23 locks)

          The Barrow Line to the Grand Canal System: Athy to Lowtown - 28 miles / 45 km (9 locks)

          The Grand Canal System from Dublin to the River Shannon - 82 miles / 132 km (44 locks)

Capacity of Barrow Navigation

Length:

Beam:

Draught:

Air draught:

61 ft / 18.5m

13 ft / 3.9m

4 ft / 1.2m

(2.5 ft / 0.76m - dry weather)

8.5 ft / 2.6m

(Over a width of 8 ft / 2.4m)

 

Facilities at a glance

Marinas

  New Ross Marina (John Dimond): Mob: +353 (0)86 3889652, e-mail: marina@newrosstc.ie

  Waterford Marina (John Codd): Mob: +353 87 2384944, e-mail: jcodd@waterfordcity.ie

  Carrick On Suir Marina (Jim Power): Mob: +353 (0)87 6934447

  Dunmore East Harbour Master: Tel: + 353 (0)51 383166

  Kilmore Quay Harbour Office:  Tel: +353 (0)53 91299 55, Mob:+353 (0)87 9001037, e-mail: harbourmaster@wexfordcoco.ie

Mooring

Barrow Navigation

Riverbank mooring - free for reasonable stop overs, otherwise 12.70 per month. Annual permits allowing unlimited lockage and bank mooring 126

River Barrow

St. Mullins, New Ross

Waterford Estuary

Ballyhack,  Passage East, Duncannon, Dunmore East

River Suir

Carrick on Suir,  Pollrone (Mooncoin), Grannagh Castle, Waterford Castle, Cheekpoint

River Nore

Inistioge, Rathsnagadan

Coastal

Fethard

 

Slipways at the following locations, some of which have limited access in tidal waters (please check the relevant section detail): 

Barrow Navigation

Clondalkin, Robertstown, Edenderry, Tullamore, Rathangan, Monasterevin, Athy, Carlow, Bagenalstown, Goresbridge, Graiguenamanagh

River Barrow

New Ross

Waterford Estuary

Ballyhack,  Passage East, Duncannon, Fethard, Dunmore East

River Suir

Carrick on Suir,  Pollrone (Mooncoin), Grannagh Castle, Waterford Castle, Cheekpoint

River Nore

Inistioge, Rathsnagadan

Coastal

Kilmore Quay

Dry dock and boatyard facilities:

       New Ross Tel: +353 (0)51 447655,,www.newrossboatyard.com

Boatyard facilities:

     Athy Tel: + 353 (0)45 860427  www.vitamarine.ie

     Ballyhack Tel: + 353 (0)51 389164   www.carrollsboatyard.ie

     Dunmore East Mob: + 353 (0)86 8245430 

Waterford Tel: + 353 (0)51 857755 www.waterfordboatyard.com