Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
95. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the extent to which the Royal Canal boundaries are defined on either side of the canal from Clonsilla train station to Castleknock train station; and if he will provide a map displaying the boundaries of this section. [11821/22]
Waterways Ireland has stated that on the towpath side or the south side of the Royal Canal, the boundary is generally clearly defined and is often bounded by the adjacent railway line.
On the north bank of the canal, the boundary is mainly comprised of trees and shrub material, so this boundary is not as clearly defined on the ground as the south side of the canal.
Boundary maps of the section of the Royal Canal from Clonsilla train station to Castleknock train station are attached for reference purposes. The agency has prepared these maps based on desktop analysis only and no surveying has been carried out. Boundaries, particularly on the north side of the canal, may be subject to adjustment once formal registration process commences.
If further clarification is sought regarding the boundary detail at a specific location between Clonsilla and Castleknock, I am informed that Waterways Ireland is willing to engage directly with the Deputy to clarify this matter.
Waterways Ireland can be contacted about this matter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org