Work on Moneypenny’s Lock Cill

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The beautiful bee garden at Moneypenny’s Lock House which has been created by volunteer gardeners from the Inland Waterways Association Ireland (Newry & Portadown Branch). Picture by Billy Austin.

Work has begun to replace the missing cill at Moneypenny’s Lock.

Walkers and cyclists are advised to take care when passing the very popular Moneypenny’s Lock House on the tow path from Portadown to Scarva outside Portadown as work is ongoing to the 18th century Lock cill.

Access will not be affected at weekends, however there will be heavy machinery and vehicles at that location (Monday to Friday) on the tow path over the next few weeks, which may necessitate closure of the tow path for short periods of time.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of both the Lock House and Lock, and is ensuring that the stonework on the 18th century cill is stabilised and protected for future generations. The work will also assist upstream navigation for canoeists.

 

The damaged 18th century lock cill at the popular Moneypenny’s Lock House which will be upgraded over the next few weeks.
The damaged 18th century lock cill at the popular Moneypenny’s Lock House which will be upgraded over the next few weeks.