In addition, it is the perfect location for those wishing to moor their vessels long-term.
Not only does Athy boost two Slipways, a Dry Dock, a Fresh Water Supply and Pump-Out facility; but uniquely, it is not subject to the new Extended Mooring Permit (EMP) recently introduced by Waterways Ireland.
The EMP, which costs €156, now applies to all boats mooring long-term on the Royal Canal, Grand Canal and Barrow Navigation.
Athy’s mooring facilities which lie 400 meters north of the Grand Canal and Barrow Navigation meeting point are not subject to the new Bye-Laws as the navigable waters north of the Horsebridge to the town centre do not constitute part of the Barrow Navigation System.
As a result, any boat owner wishing to avail of mooring facilities long-term, can do so free of charge in Athy.
For more information on all the amenities that Athy town has to offer, please visit: www.athy.ie
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