Route Options for Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal Greenway between Smithborough and Middletown have now been developed. Public Consultation events are being held for communities along the proposed route of the Greenway. Landowners, local communities and the general public are invited to attend one of these events to review the route options and to provide feedback to the project team. These drop-in sessions will be held in;
Smithborough Community Hall, Tuesday 3rd September 4-8pm
Tyholland Community Sports Complex, Wednesday 11th September 4-8pm
Middletown Markethouse Main St, Thursday 19th September 4-8pm
This project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Monaghan County Council has appointed Doran Consulting to provide Integrated Consultant Team ICT design team for Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal Greenway. 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.
Over the coming months the design team will be required to identify potential route options and identify a preferred route corridor. Planning approval will then be applied for before the lands are acquired and construction commences.
During the design stage of the project there will be opportunities for landowners, stakeholders and the general public to have input and give feedback.
Photos taken at the Smithborough Community Information Event, October 18th 2018
Pictured at the third public consultation event in Smithboro Community Hall. L-R Cllr Pat Treanor, Frank Brady Chairperson Monaghan IFA, Roisin Moore Project Manager Monaghan County Council, Paul Clifford Director of Service Monaghan County Council & Joe Gillespie Waterways Ireland Northern Regional Manager
Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Consultation events in October – We look forward to meeting with you all again at future events in 2019.
Our Second Public Information Event took place in Middletown Co Armagh on Wednesday 10th of October in Middletown Community Hall. The event was well attended with plenty of community reps coming out to find out more about the project. Our next event will take place in Smithborough Community Hall on Thursday 18th of October 4.00pm – 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Photos taken at the Tyholland Community Information Event, 2nd October 2018
Pictured above at the first of three Public Consultation meetings in Tyholland last week are(l-r) Cllr Sean Conlon, Bernie Mc Ardle, Roisin Moore Project Manager Monaghan County Council, Senator Robbie Gallagher and Anthony Mc Ardle. This week’s Public Consultation will be held on Wednesday evening 4.00pm – 8.00pm in Middletown Parish Community Hall and next week we will be travelling to Smithborough Community hall on Thursday 18th of October. This project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programmes Body (SEUPB)