A vision of the future on the Newry Canal

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Dublin Rd. bridge in Newry and how it might look on a restored canal.

On 14th March in the Arts Centre in Newry the Newry & Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) will present a Virtual Voyage from Portadown to Newry along a restored canal. This is the culmination of a branch project; knitting together images of the present day canal with a vision of how it might look when restored. The project has been co-ordinated by branch secretary Geraldine Foley who will narrate the presentation, “This slide show voyage shows what could be achieved on the Newry to Portadown canal. We are very lucky in that the whole of the waterway is still intact and there are very few major obstacles to restoration.” She said. “The bridges in Newry have been used as an argument against restoration for a long time. In my opinion this is a red herring. There are many ways round the problem, some of them highly innovative and none of them beyond price,” she said. Following the presentation the main speaker for the evening will be Dick Warner, award winning broadcaster and environmentalist and creator of the RTE1 TV series ‘Waterways.’ The latest programmes ‘Rambler on the Royal’ won the ‘best documentary series’ category at the recent Irish film and television awards. The first ‘Waterways’ programme was aired in 1990 and won the same award, then called the Jacobs television awards. Ms Foley said: “Dick is a longstanding IWAI member and very enthusiastic about restoration of our waterways. He has spent many years documenting the country’s waterways and we are looking forward to hearing his experiences.” The event begins at 8pm and everyone is welcome £5 admission.
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