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Public Consultations

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


Open Consultations


Shannon Greenway

Consultation Closes on June 17th

Waterways Ireland, together with Limerick City & County Council and Clare County Council are working to develop a Limerick to Scarriff Greenway. The proposed greenway has been identified as a signature project in the Shannon Tourism Masterplan and would provide a gateway to and from the heart of Limerick City to Lough Derg and the Shannon. Subject to the selection of the preferred route, the proposed greenway would link Limerick City to Scarriff Town with connections to nearby villages and towns such as Clonlara, Obriensbridge, Killaloe, Ogonolloe and Tuamgraney.


Further key project objectives are as follows:

· Create connectivity to existing routes and future greenways including Limerick County Council's proposed greenway from Limerick to Montpellier.

· Link and improve accessibility to a number of significant tourist attractions and features of interest including those in Limerick City, Killaloe Cathedral, Brian Boru Fort, St Cronan's Church and Visitor Centre Tuamgraney and the Scarriff Workhouse.

· Stimulate and grow economic activity in the urban fringes of Limerick City and Villages and Towns along and adjacent to the proposed greenway.

· Increase the adventure and recreational potential of the area through increased sustainable tourist and amenity use of the countryside.


Documentation Available

Your comments and feedback on Shannon Greenway are welcome. The public consultation documents reviewed are listed below. The submissions received under the consultation will be reviewed and considered.

Public Consultation

 Public Consultation 

Brochure

 Feedback Form

Download (Print)

Maps

Proposed Routes
Elected Members Briefing
Briefing Documents
Constraints Report
Download (PDF)



PROJECT STATUS
Waterways Ireland are currently carrying out the Options
Selection phase of this project.  Route Options have been developed, following the completion of a feasibility report, and community feedback in respect of this project and the route options is now sought.

CONTACT US
In order to provide your views in respect of his project and route
options developed, you can fill in the downloadable Feedback Form and write, Complete the Online Form or e-mail the project team at the details below:

Address: Clandillon Civil Consulting, Osprey Business Centre, Devoy Quarter,  Naas, Co. Kildare
E-mail: Info@c3.ie
 

A series of Public Consultation events will be held in April - May 2022 to garner the views of the public, interested parties, land owners and stakeholders.


The events have all taken place at the following locations on the dates provided:

LocationDateTime
Waterways Ireland Office Scarriff V94H&N126/04/2022
Completed
17.00 to 20.00
Killaloe Spa Hotel V94W02527/04/2022
Completed
17.00 to 20.00
Ogonnelloe Community Centre28/04/2022
Completed
16.00 to 19.00
Clonlara Community Centre V94HNX204/05/2022
Completed
17.00 to 20.00
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel V94WTC905/05/2022
Completed
17.00 to 20.00


For more information contact  corporate@waterwaysireland.org



Closed Consultations

The Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan (WICAP)

Our Climate Action Plan reflects Waterways Ireland commitment to taking meaningful climate action to safeguard our inland waterways for current and future generations. The Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan (WICAP) was shaped by extensive collaboration with staff and stakeholders and, through its implementation, climate action will become integral to Waterways Ireland operations and developments.

The Waterways Ireland Climate Action Plan (WICAP) was open from Tuesday  18th October 2021 - Friday 17th January 2022. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland and Northern Ireland, the documentation was available online only. Submissions are now being reviewed and we hope to publish the final Plan in the coming weeks.  In the meantime if you have any queries feel free to contact our Climate Action Coordinator Cormac McCarthy at climate.action@waterwaysireland.org or 0872787463.


Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Tourism Masterplan

The public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030  was open from Tuesday  20th October 2020 - Friday 6th November 2020. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland and Northern Ireland the documentation was available online only. The documents reviewed under the plan are listed below. 


Volume No

 Title

 Volume 1

Shannon Tourism Masterplan SEA Statement (Ireland)

Shannon Tourism Masterplan SEA Statement (Northern Ireland)

 Volume 2 

Shannon Tourism Masterplan
 Volume 3

Shannon Tourism Masterplan SEA Environmental Report (Ireland)

Shannon Tourism Masterplan SEA Environmental Report (Northern Ireland)


Draft Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon 2020-2030 and associated Environmental Report

The public consultation on the above Masterplan and Associated Environmental Report took place between Wednesday 4th March 2020 until  4 pm on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The documents reviewed under the plan are listed below. The submissions received under the consultation will be reviewed and considered before a final Masterplan is approved and published. Information will be available here when the publication date has been agreed. 

 Volume No

 Title

 Volume 1

 Executive Summary: Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 2 

 (Draft) Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon

 Volume 3 

 Baseline Study for the Tourism Masterplan of the Shannon

 Volume 4  

 Environmental Report for the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon (Ireland)

 Environmental Report for the Tourism Masterplan for the Shannon (Northern Ireland)

 Volume 5   

  AA Screening Report and Natura Impact Report  (Ireland)

 Northern Ireland Habitats Regulations Assessment

For more information contact  corporate@waterwaysireland.org

 

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:

​Date​Time​Location
​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:

 

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.

Email: john.kempton@waterwaysireland.org

 

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