Fantastic News for Clones
Clones Development Society Board of Management and Staff were delighted to hear Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys announce the redevelopment of the Ulster Canal as a harbour and marina in Clones here at the Ulster Canal Stores.
The new development will include a short section of the canal beside the Canal Stores are developed as a wetlands, harbour, marina, and freshwater leisure sporting facility. Minister Madigan said it was important to create a mix of recreational areas that will offer a variety of activities both on the water and (such as kayaking, pedal boating, and snorkelling), along with walking and cycling trails beside the water.
Not only will the will the development be a massive boost to the town of Clones but the restoration of the Ulster Canal will create much needed employment in construction, water activities and expansion of local businesses.