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Thon Sheugh in Clones reports that Phase 2 of Thon Sheugh, sorry, the Ulster Canal for those of us who are not illiterate, is opening.

From the blurb, you would think that this was something wonderful, describing this as the opening of the canal from Clones to Clonfad.

It is only when you get to the bottom of the article and you read this:

“Phase three of the restoration, when complete, will link phases one and two, and fully reopen the waterway from Clones to Lough Erne.”

that you realise that you, the taxpayer, have been conned.

What has been opened is an elongated, open air swimming pool in Clones. I am looking forward to visiting Clones shortly to count the boats on this new section of Sheugh.