Enniskillen Boardwalk Refurbishment set to get underway

24th April 2019

Enniskillen Boardwalk Refurbishment project is set to roll into action on Monday 29 April 2019.

This scheme, in a partnership arrangement with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Waterways Ireland, is the replacement and upgrading of the existing timber boardwalk which spans beneath Inis Ceithleann and East Bridges in Enniskillen to form a part of the proposed national Blueways Trail Project.

Blueways are a network of stunning trails running on and alongside some of the most idyllic lakes, canals and rivers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, taking you into the heart of unspoilt landscapes by canoe, bike or on foot. The provision of this waterside boardwalk section will complete a trail around the island town of Enniskillen and will complement the range of water-based activity available at the Water Activity Zone at Regal Pass.

Speaking about the Enniskillen Boardwalk Refurbishment project, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:

“We are pleased to work in partnership with Waterways Ireland on this scheme. I am delighted to see the start of this refurbishment project which will replace and upgrade the existing boardwalk. I feel it will greatly enhance Enniskillen, making it even more attractive for local people and visitors to the area.”

John Boyle, Director of Business Development at Waterways Ireland stated that:

“The upgrade of the boardwalk is an important feature for the future development of the Blueway in Enniskillen which will enhance the area for tourists and recreational users alike. We welcome the support by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in the project, and look forward to future collaborations with the Council to increase the level of activity on and along the water.”

The project represents an investment of approximately £180,000 and is due for completion by summer 2019.

The existing timber boardwalk will be closed until project completion. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council apologises for any inconvenience in the interim period and pedestrians are advised to use the existing footpaths during the refurbishment works.