Do you need a boat license in Ireland?

So what are the legal requirements for boating in Ireland?

People always ask us if you need a boat license in Ireland? And they also ask us about the law in Ireland about wearing life jackets. In Ireland there are a few common sense rules about the wearing of life jackets especially with children but the boat license thing never caught on here. Check the video for the full details.

 

 

We also have rules on holding tanks on boats. Basically it’s illegal to dump any effluent into the rivers or lakes. Which I think is fine too. Thankfully though you can either bring your boat here or rent one with very few restrictions at all.

You will need to register your boat with Waterways Ireland but there is no charge for that. Nor is there a charge for mooring your boat in a public harbour but you are limited to a maximum of a five day stay.

This video was filmed on a Samsung S6 phone
An Eliphone P9000
Drone: DJI Saprk
And GoPro Session 4
Edited using iMovies

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‘As we go’ by the 1263rs

‘The Place Inside’ by Silent Partner

‘Walk with me’ by Silent Partner

NB The above music is included in various videos on this channel.

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How to get free WiFi on a boat and general boating internet info #26


How to get free WiFi on a boat and general boating internet info #26

Finding how to get an internet connection and especially free WiFi on a boat has long since been a challenge. Well here is how I do it and it works very well and I generally get quite good download speeds. Getting WiFi on a boat has always been difficult because generally a WiFi signal doesn’t travel very far.

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Boat Maintenance & checks before we cross Lough Ree. Episode #16

Boat Maintenance before we cross Lough Ree.

The boat maintenance to boat fun ratio should always favor the fun! That said there are times when boat maintenance can’t be avoided and you have to just roll up the sleeves and delve into the black hole that is the bilge. In this episode we do a bit of essential boat maintenance before we set out across a very large lake called Lough Ree. Lough

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Locks on the river Shannon

Shannon Lock

A lot of people get confused about how to use the locks on the river Shannon. That’s not surprising really because the hire boat companies don’t take you through a lock on your induction training. But you’ll be glad to know that there are very few locks on the river Shannon anyway.  Like everything else in life there is a hard way and an easy way to to do it. But here are six tips on how to use the locks on the river Shannon the easy and hassle free way. Using a navigation lock on a canal or river is no different. But here are a few simple pointers to make your holiday a bit more enjoyable.

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Monsieur and my bicycle trailer.

bicycle trailer

Monsieur and my bicycle trailer.

We have been in Meaux for over a week now waiting for a bicycle trailer! That is very out of character for us as we are normally randomly ambling around the canals & rivers. However there is a reason for this, because all French filling stations are strategically situated away from waterways boaters have to walk for miles with jerrycans of diesel. This forces them to buy the overpriced diesel from marinas where the diesel has been stored in a damp underground tank since last season. I’m

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