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Posted: 03/03/2024

Invitation to Tender for A Concession at the Ulster Canal Marina, Clones, Co Monaghan

Waterways Ireland in partnership with Monaghan County Council and Failte Ireland are inviting individuals, businesses and organisations to tender for contracts to create attractive visitor experiences at the Ulster Canal Marina, Clones, Co Monaghan as part of the redevelopment of the Ulster Canal.

Ulster Canal Marina and the associated 1km canal that is due to open in 2024, will be a new water-based asset along the Ulster Canal which is being restored on a phased basis. The new marina and short section of water at Clones will provide a range of leisure and recreational opportunities for both visitors and the local community. 

Two lots are available to tender for; an outdoor activity provision concession and/or a catering concession at Ulster Canal Marina. Under the outdoor activity provision, Waterways Ireland, Failte Ireland and Monaghan County Council are looking to encourage a range of activities for the local community and visitors to the site, including but not limited to  canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, open water swimming, outdoor play, bushcraft and a sauna.

Under the catering provision, Waterways Ireland is looking for a high-quality catering unit that will sell a range of sustainably sourced refreshments to enhance the visitor experience. This list is not exhaustive; other activities will be considered subject to suitability.

The tender process will remain open until 8th April, after which an evaluation will take place. Contracts are anticipated to be awarded in early summer 2024.

To receive the tender pack and to submit a completed tender document please contact Waterways Ireland by email at concession@waterwaysireland.org. Queries about the tender pack can also be directed to this email address.

Media Queries

All media queries in relation to the Concessions at the Ulster Canal Marina should be directed to corporate@waterwaysireland.org

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