Blueways Next Steps Event

Blueway 'Next Steps' Event

The Upper Shannon Erne Project, in conjunction with our partners in Waterways Ireland, have recently been approved funding under the Rural Economic Development Zones Programme to develop the Shannon and Shannon-Erne Blueway.

The Blueways Ireland project is a national water and land based multi-activity trail including food, heritage craft and music trails.  Blueways are an opportunity for communities and commercial service providers to benefit from the economic and recreational potential of their water resource.

The existing Shannon Blueway trails are being extended both West and South from Carrick On Shannon, and the new Shannon-Erne Blueway from Leitrim Village to Belturbet is also nearing completion.

Blueway Next Steps Brochure.pdf (size 2.6 MB)

You are cordially invited to attend the Blueway Next Steps Event on Wednesday 16th December 2015. A Blueway is a recreational area with water activities at its core – refer to for more information.

Who Should Attend?

This event is open to everyone including members of the trade, community reps, agencies, local residents etc.

Why You Should Attend?

·         Find out what the offer on the Blueway is across the four counties of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon

·         See what opportunities there is to develop a business idea based on gaps identified under this project

·         Have one to one meetings with members of the trade and community reps across the four counties***

·         Look at opportunities to bundle and package with other members of the trade

·         Funding agencies will be in attendance to discuss business ideas on the day

Time: 9:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. Light lunch will be provided

Location: The Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Please RSVP byFriday 11th December 2015 to Sheena O'Dowd by e-mail or phone 071 9620005 Ext 529

*** Note:

·         The one to one meetings will take place in the form of speed networking, which will provide an excellent opportunity for members of the trade, agencies and community reps from across the region of Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon to meet each other in a controlled environment. You will have an opportunity to introduce and sell yourself/your business/organisation to someone for approx 2 mins. You will then swap roles and hear what your counterpart has to offer. Once your time is up you will then move onto the next person and repeat this process.

·         Everyone is advised to bring business cards/brochures/flyers with them on the day for distribution.

·         If you are interested in participating in the speed networking event please specify this when you RSVP. This is open to both members of the trade, agencies and community reps.

- See more at:

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union