Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Conn's Water Series

River Conn's Water at health centre: February, 2015

Over the course of the next eighteen months it is my intention to chart pictorially the work which will transform the river Conn's Water in Belfast.

This section forms part of the ambitious and worthy Connswater Community Greenway project.

I will be taking photographs as the project progresses.

The River is currently a silted up, overgrown, neglected dumping-ground.

The Greenway Project will transform it into a beautiful aquatic artery running through the heart of east Belfast.

Riparian scrub clearance at retail park: February, 2015

I propose to focus on the River from its termination at Victoria Park to Mersey Street Bridge; from the said bridge to Holywood Arches Health Centre (where the river is culverted); and from Connswater Bridge to Harry Corry's store at Connswater Retail Park.

As many shall already be aware, Connswater retail and industrial estate was formerly the huge Belfast Rope Works.

The river Conn's Water is named after the last of the Ulster chieftains, Conn O'Neill, whose seat was in the Castlereagh hills.

The River cuts across the Newtownards and Beersbridge roads.

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