Newry Ship Canal

Newry Ship Canal is currently used solely by leisure craft and as a means of accessing Newry City from the Irish Sea via Carlingford Lough and passing through the commercial shipping port of Warrenpoint. It is entered on its seaward approach via Victoria Lock, which has recently been automated thus greatly improving accessibility to the canal. (Please note that this is a Controlled Automation process, undertaken by a council employee, by booking in advance). A hydrographic survey has been completed on the approaches to Victoria Lock from Warrenpoint and the channel marked with a number of lighted navigational buoys and aids to enhance Navigation.