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Disused Ulster Canal Is Proposed Greenway, Public Consultations Commence

28th April 2017
Artists impression of the Ulster Canal from Clones to Lough Erne at Teehill bridge Artists impression of the Ulster Canal from Clones to Lough Erne at Teehill bridge Photo: Image: Siscin

Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking Castle Saunderson in County Cavan to Charlemont in County Armagh mainly along the route of the disused Ulster Canal and using sections of disused railway infrastructure. The proposals for development of these greenway sections are provided within the Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy which is now open for public view and feedback.

The draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports will be available for public consultation from the 28th April 2017 until the 21st July 2017. As part of this public consultation there will be four public information events held, which will demonstrate the proposed greenway routes, with cross sections, related imagery, and interactive mapping available. The public information events are as follows:

Monday 8th May, 3pm - 8pm - Courtyard Room, Newtownbutler Community Hall, Co Fermanagh.

Tuesday 9th May, 3pm - 8pm - Market House in Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan

Wednesday 10th May, 3-8pm - Seven Horseshoes, Belturbet, Co Cavan

Comments and feedback on the draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports are welcome on or before July 21, 2017. Draft documents are available for inspection at the project partner offices and websites including www.waterwaysireland.org. Feedback on the proposals and reports should be sent either by email to [email protected]; or by post to Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy, Cormac McCarthy, Environment & Heritage Section, Waterways Ireland, Dock Road, Drewsborough, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland.

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