Ulster Canal Greenway: Public Information event to review preferred route

Ulster Canal Greenway

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Monaghan County Council, Waterways Ireland and East Border Region Ltd are working in partnership to deliver Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal Greenway.

Following a thorough route assessment process, the Preferred Route Corridor for the greenway has now been selected.

Landowners, local communities and the general public are invited to attend the Public Information events to review the Preferred Route Drawings and meet the project team.

Public Information Events:

Tyholland Community Sports Complex | Tuesday 11th August 18:00 – 21:00
Middletown Markethouse Main St | Wednesday 19th August 18:00 – 21:00
Smithborough Community Hall | Thursday 27th August 18:00 – 21:00

The Preferred Route Drawings are available to view on the project website: http://www.ulstercanalgreenway.com

In line with COVID-19 government guidelines attendance at the following Public Information Event Sessions is strictly by appointment and the public have to book in advance.

There will be three sessions at each of the Public Information Events at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm – attendance is limited to 12 people only per session.

To book a place please visit the project website www.ulstercanalgreenway.com and click on – Eventbrite Link – to book a session. Alternatively, contact the Project Team on 00353 86 4115313. Only persons who have pre-booked can be admitted.

This project will see the existing Monaghan Town Greenway extended west to Smithborough and east to Middletown, Co. Armagh. A spur of the Greenway is also proposed along the route of the Monaghan Town Bypass. This 22km project will follow the route of the Ulster Canal wherever possible.

The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland. It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA which are designed to enhance cross-border cooperation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society.