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Public Consultations

Waterways Ireland undertakes Public Consultations as required under the legislation and as good practice.


Current Public Consultations:

Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy

Waterways Ireland, and their project partners Monaghan County Council, Cavan County Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and the Mid Ulster Council, propose to develop a long-distance Greenway in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, linking Castle Saunderson in County Cavan to Charlemont in County Armagh mainly along the route of the disused Ulster Canal and using sections of disused railway infrastructure. The proposals for development of these greenway sections are provided within the Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy.

The draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports will be available for public consultation from the 28th April 2017 until the 21st July 2017. As part of this public consultation there will be four public information events held, which will demonstrate the proposed greenway routes, with cross sections, related imagery, and interactive mapping available. The public information events are as follows:

​Monday 8th May​3pm - 8pm ​Courtyard Room, Newtownbutler Community Hall, Co Fermanagh
​Tuesday 9th May​3pm - 8pm ​Market House in Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan
​Wednesday 10th May​3pm - 8pm ​Seven Horseshoes, Belturbet, Co Cavan
​Thursday 18th May​3pm - 8pm​Market House, Middletown, Co Armagh

Your comments and feedback on the draft Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy and associated environmental reports are welcome on or before July 21, 2017.  Draft documents are available for inspection at the project partner offices or downloaded below:

Return feedback online click here.

Return feedback by email:;

By post:  Ulster Canal Greenway Development Strategy
                Cormac McCarthy
                Environment & Heritage Section
                Waterways Ireland
                Dock Road
                Co. Clare


Recent Consultations:

Waterways Ireland Draft Heritage Plan 2016 - 2020

The Draft Heritage Plan Consultation Period closed Friday the 6th November. Waterways Ireland are reviewing all submissions and hope to issue the final Heritage Plan within the coming months. The Draft Heritage Plan is still available to download​. Many thanks to all for their participation to date. 

For more information:

Call: +353 (0)61 922 141



Lough Erne (Navigation) (Amendment)  Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 2015

Waterways Ireland propose to make amendments to the Lough Erne Bye-laws. The public consultation closed on the 22nd May 2015 and the feedback received is now being considered and the proposed bye-laws may be amended before submission to the Minister and enactment. 

For more information 

Call: +44 (0)28 6632 3004 and ask for John Kempton.



Disability Action Plan 2015-2017

Waterways Ireland is committed to promoting positive attitudes towards people with disabilities and encouraging their participation in public life.  Waterways Ireland consulted on our Draft Disability Action Plan from Jan - Mar 2015. The draft Plan is aligned with guidance from the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland in accordance with Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 (as amended by the Discrimination (NI) Order, 2006).Feedback received was considered and the Disability Action Plan 2015-2017 is now being implemented and has been published on this website.

For more information: 


Post to: Waterways Ireland , 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7JY  

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 6634 6252                          

Text Phone: +44 (0) 28 6634 6232

For further information

Waterways Ireland , 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 7JY


Telephone: +44 (0) 28 6634 6252                          

Text Phone: +44 (0) 28 6634 623​


Upcoming Public Consultations:

There are currently no upcoming consultations. ​
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