Canal Bank Walk to close until spring

Part of Ballinamore’s popular Canal Bank Walk will close for a number of months until Spring 2015.

Part of Ballinamore’s popular Canal Bank Walk will close for a number of months until Spring 2015.

Waterways Ireland has advised users of this recreational trail that the section between Lock 5 Ardrum to Longstone Drain to the adjacent road network will be closed.

The closure is to facilitate the extension of this recreational trail to Aghoo Bridge. The 1.7km extension from Longstone to Aughoo bridge beside Kennedys guesthouse received €150,000 in funding.

The closure will take place from this week ( Monday September 15) to an unknown date in the Spring of 2015.

The extension will enable walkers/cyclists to walk/cycle from Ballinamore town to Aughoo bridge as well as a loop system through Drumrane and back in the Carrick Road to connect with the Golf Links walk route.

Waterways Ireland regrets any inconvenience this may cause and thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.