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Hopes For Reopening Of Lough Key Forest Park Canal

17th September 2019
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Drummans canal is close to the Waterways Ireland marina at Drummans Island pictured here Drummans canal is close to the Waterways Ireland marina at Drummans Island pictured here Photo: Suse/Geograph

The start of cutting season next month could see the reopening of a disused canal in Co Roscommon for paddle sports, as The Irish Times reports.

Drummans canal was built in 1719 as one of a number of private canals on the former Rockingham Estate and is now part of present-day Lough Key Forest Park, but the 150m-long waterway has been overgrown for a number of years.

Waterways Ireland says that, subject to necessary environmental screening, it hopes to cut back vegetation in order to reopen the canal to canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.

The Irish Times has much more in the story HERE.

Published in Inland Waterways
MacDara Conroy

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