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Quayside Works At Lanesborough-Ballyleague For Shannon Blueway

19th November 2015
Works on the quayside at Lanesborough-Ballyleague on the River Shannon
Works on the quayside at Lanesborough-Ballyleague on the River Shannon Waterways Ireland

#InlandWaters - Quayside enhancements at Lanesborough-Ballyleague are part of a new project to develop facilities along the award-winning Shannon Blueway.

The Flagship REDZ project was submitted by Leitrim County Council on behalf of the Upper Shannon ​Erne Future Economy (USEFE) project partners, which include Bord Na Mona, ESB and Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon Local Authorities in conjunction with Waterways Ireland.

The aim of this project is to develop the Shannon Blueway to support the wider economic development of the towns and villages along the Shannon and Erne Waterways.

The blueway is a developing a multi-activity trail running alongside the water which links walking, cycling, canoeing, paddle boarding, angling and cruising with local amenities.

​Twenty-two towns and villages in the Upper Shannon-Erne region are inter-connected by the Shannon and linked canals, providing what Waterways Ireland describes as "a unique opportunity to develop the blueway concept".

​As part of the objectives of the REDZ Flagship project for the Shannon Blueway, the quayside improvements at Lanesborough-Ballyleague will be joined by an extension of the looped walks from Drumleague to Drumhauver, a multi-leisure section of the blueway from Carrick-on-Shannon to Drumshanbo.

Click HERE to view a Facebook gallery​​ dedicated to the quayside improvements in Lanesborough-Ballyleague.

Published in Inland Waterways
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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