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Update on Restoration of Ulster Canal

Published: 6 October, 2014

Seán Lynch, MLA asked the minister for Culture, Arts & Leisure for an update on Ulster Canal - a beautiful, yet disused canal running through part of Armagh, Tyrone Fermanagh & Monaghan.

Ms Caral Ni Chuilin responded:

"The main project was due to commence, and the financial situation, particularly with the Irish Government, put a halt to that. Rather than waiting on the money to be brought in all at once, we are starting to look at options.

There is an inter-agency group set up around the Ulster canal.

I am meeting Ms Heather Humphreys, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, next week to look at ways in which we can start work and start looking at bringing a phased approach to the restoration of the Upper Lough Erne to Clones part of the Ulster canal."