Ulster Canal East


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La Vague
Lower Bann Gallery
Lough Neagh
Newry Canal Gallery
Ulster Canal East
Ulster Canal West



The Ulster Canal


The ultimate dream of all waterway enthusiasts is to be able to sail from Coleraine to Limerick. The missing link is the now derelict Ulster Canal. Built in 1841 to link the Erne system and the Shannon with Lough Neagh its success was short lived. A poor water supply, inappropriately sized locks and the imminent arrival of quicker rail and road transport sounded its death knell. Now the economic prize is a different one, tourism, to bring much needed inward investment to a forgotten corner of our land.


This is the millennium project to illustrate co-operation and trust, the one that threatens none but benefits all. The canal is a gem, a forgotten cultural and heritage jewel, lets show our new face to the world, lets re-open the Ulster Canal now.

Brian Cassels


Lock One Charlemont

Lockeepers Cottage Lock One

Drydock Beside Lock One

Lockeepers Cottage Lock Two Blackwatertown

Tullymore Bridge


Maydown Bridge

Benburb Gorge

Lockeeper's Cottage Benburb Gorge

Lockeeper's Cottage Benburb Gorge

Blackstokes Bridge

Milltown Lock (number eight)

Milltown Lockeepers Cottage

Caledon Aquaduct

Tynan Bridge

Buried Treasure

Lockeepers Cottage Converted (beside lock nine)

Middleton Aquaduct