The Shannon-Erne Waterway

Uiscebhealach na Sionainne is na hÉirne

The waterway connects Abhainn na Sionainne to Abhainn na hÉirne.

Navigation on the Shannon-Erne Waterway starts at Lough Erne and ends at Leitrim.

Construction began in 1846 and ended in 1860.

The Shannon-Erne Waterway is 63 kilometres long (39.15 miles).

There is a total of 16 locks, with an average of 1 lock every 3.94 kilometres (2.45 miles).

From Lough Erne to Leitrim

The water draft is 1.2 metres (3′ 3″ ft) and the air draft is 3.2 metres (9′ 10″ ft).

General lock size

There are "Small" lock types.
Lock length 24 metres (78′ 9″ ft)
Lock width 4.5 metres (13′ 1″ ft)

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Self-drive boats cruising on this waterway

Fleet Cruise route
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