Ulster Canal West


Coalisland Gallery
Lagan Canal Gallery
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


Lockhouse at Lock 25 Gortnacarrow

Canal Stores Gortnacarrow

Bridge at Cloncorick

Clonfad Aquaduct

Lock 23 Glear Locks

Lock 24 Glear Locks

Lock 24 Glear locks

Lockhouse Glear Locks

Aquaduct Finn River

Bridge Near Smithborough

Templegate Bridge

Templegate Lockhouse and Lock 22