‘Second phase of Ulster Canal Greenway will create jobs and deliver prosperity’

The second phase of the Ulster Canal Greenway will bring visitors to the area, create jobs and deliver prosperity.

That’s according to the CEO of Waterways Ireland Dawn Livingstone who joined local Minister Heather Humphreys and Transport Minister Shane Ross at the launch of Phase two of the Ulster Canal Greenway this morning.

Phase one of the project saw a greenway constructed from the Clones road in Monaghan, through the town centre to the Armagh road.

The 26km section, from Smithborough in Monaghan to Middletown in Armagh, follows the towpath of the old Ulster Canal.

Phase two will connect with this on its way from Smithborough to Middletown.

Over €4 million in funding was announced for the project, under the INTERREG programme run by the EU

Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland Dawn Livingstone says the Ulster Canal Greenway is a wonderful cross-border project:

Monaghan County Council have been tasked with the delivery of the project and it’s expected that Phase two of the Ulster Canal Greenway will be complete by 2020.