€13m for Ulster Canal linking Clones and Clonfad

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A further €13m will be invested in the Ulster Canal.  €12m will be spent on Phase 2 of the Project, Clones to Clonfad, which includes an amenity area, car parking, paths, walking trails, access bridges as well as a new marina at Clones.  €6m of the funding is being provided by the Government’s Shared Island Fund.  The Rural Regeneration Development fund will also contribute €6m.  €1m will be ploughed into a feasibility study of Phase 3 of the project, Clonfad to Castle Saunderson.

Waterways Ireland will be responsible for the delivery of the project, which it hopes to complete by 2024.