Joe Mahon and Cathy Burns, Lagan Canal Restoration Trust Manager with the brand new free visitor's guide for the Lagan Canal.
THE first ever comprehensive, free visitors' guide to the Lagan Canal was recently launched at a prestigious event hosted by Lesser Spotted Ulster's Joe Mahon.
A Guide to the Lagan Canal, Past, Present and Future' provides a wealth
of information on the Canal's heritage, geography, wildlife and environment
along the Canal from Belfast to Lough Neagh.
It includes fascinating facts on the current activities, places of interest, suggested family days out and themed visits waiting to be discovered along the towpath for both visitors and locals alike.
The Guide also includes stories of those who lived and worked along the Canal while also looking to the future as it contains information on the plans for restoration and the vision to reopen the entire navigation once again.
The guide has already been widely distributed in local venues and is available to download online at the Trust website: www.lagancanaltrust.org.
"The launch of this innovative visitor guide has come at a very exciting time for the Lagan Canal and the Trust as the campaign gathers pace towards restoration," said Cathy Burns, Lagan Canal Restoration Trust Manager.
"For the first time this Guide offers visitors details of all there is to see and do along the Canal and we hope that it encourages many more visitors and local people to take the opportunity to get out and experience the hidden gem that is the Lagan Canal. The guide was made possible through funding secured from Lagan Rural Partnership and Axis 3 (Rural Life) of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme and the Lagan Canal Restoration Trust.