Waterways Ireland is responsible for the management, maintenance, development and restoration of 1,000 km of the inland navigable waterway system throughout the island, principally for recreational purposes, including the Lower Bann Navigation, the Erne System, the Shannon-Erne Waterway, the Shannon Navigation, the Grand Canal, the Royal Canal and the Barrow Navigation
Waterways Ireland manages three sites where there is planning permission for liveaboard houseboats on the navigation in Leinster. There are a total of 38 berths under the management of Waterways Ireland at the following locations:
Grand Canal Dock, Dublin – 20 berths
Sallins, Co. Kildare – 12 berths
Shannon Harbour, Co. Offaly – 6 Berths
There are no berths available at present at these locations. There is a waiting list for those wishing to moor in Grand Canal Dock.