Cross border project looks to clear a waterway connecting Lough Erne with the River Shannon.

Under a cross border initiative, the Woodford river, a portion of the disused Ballinaraore border canal linking Lough Erne with the River Shannon at Aghalane in County Fermanagh is being cleared for pleasure boating.

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture Harry West and Minister for Transport and Power Erskine Childers visit Aghalane Bridge on the Cavan Fermanagh border. There, they meet with members of the International Voluntary Service who have been clearing a section of the Woodford river for pleasure boating. This river forms part of the disused Ballinaraore canal linking Lough Erne with the River Shannon. The volunteers are carrying out the work on behalf of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Bord Fáilte.

On the border at Aghalane, Erskine Childers and the Director General of Bord Fáilte Tim O'Driscoll meet Harry West,Chairman of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board William Stephens and general manager of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Robert Frizzell. At 4pm the group set off by boat to observe of the work completed by the volunteers.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 July 1965. The footage shown here is mute.