Fermanagh Area Plan 2007
Environment: Man Env 8 Ulster Canal
|The Department will not normally permit any development which would prejudice the future development or restoration of the Ulster Canal
The Ulster Canal runs from Fermanagh through Counties Monaghan and Armagh linking the River Finn and the River Blackwater. It constitutes an important industrial heritage feature and also provides the opportunity to establish a navigational link between the Shannon-Erne Waterway and Lough Neagh. There are no immediate plans to carry out restoration works to this abandoned canal but since the opening of the Shannon-Erne Waterway there is growing recognition of the potential of these waterways. The Department will therefore seek to ensure that the future restoration of the canal is not prejudiced.