Tag Archives: lakelands and inland waterways

WI’s Lakelands and Inland Waterways Strategy

Some thoughts here. Overall conclusion: must try harder. Why no mention of the Royal Canal? Why nothing about industrial, transport or waterways heritage?


Waterways restoration? No thanks

An article in the Irish Times about railway restoration has prompted me to set out my views on waterways restoration. Essentially, I don’t believe public funds should be spent on projects that won’t provide a decent return, but I do favour small-scale conservation, opening up walking and cycling routes along waterways and marketing them to industrial heritage enthusiasts (and others).