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)
Monaghan County Council will shortly appoint a 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. Before the design stage actively commences a series of community information evenings are being held to let people know about what to expect during the design phase. Landowners, members of the communities along the route and any interested parties are invited to find out more by dropping in to any of these 3 information events being held between 4pm and 8pm in
Tyholland Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd October 2018,
Middletown Community Parish Hall on Wednesday 10th October and
Smithborough Community Hall on Thursday 18th October 2018.
Waterways Ireland is the lead partner on this INTERREG VA funded project, which is being delivered in partnership with Monaghan County Council, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and East Border Region Ltd.
This project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme,
Delays encountered during flood alleviation works being undertaken on the Shambles River/Ulster Canal have resulted in the closure of the Greenway from Old Cross Square east towards MC Grahams/Monaghan Education Campus.
Monaghan County Council regrets any inconvenience to to users of the Greenway and commuters who use the route to travel to and from work and school.
The Greenway is expected to re-open by Wednesday 26th September 2018.