Saturday, 4 January 2014

Moneypenny's Lockgates and Keeper's House on the Newry Canal

Moneypenny's lockgates and lock keepers house situated on the Newry Canal about 2 miles south of Portadown.

The Newry Canal was dug by thousands of men during a ten year period in the eighteenth century and was last used in the early 1920s.  Today you can walk along the length of the towpath from Portadown to Newry and many people travel to Newry on the train with their bikes so they can cycle up to Portadown, due to the flatness of the path.

The house and stable both house a small, but well informed museum about the canal and the local area.

A lovely place to stop on the way is Scarva Tea Rooms where you can have a cup of tea or coffee and a sandwich, soup, traybake or something from their slimmers menu.  

Also a real treat is their own Gelato, or Italian style Ice Cream, which is made in their Portadown premises.  You can choose from over fifty flavours and at least fifteen of which are on offer at any given time and you can also order an ice cream cake for special occasions.

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