Jim Canning to be commemorated in Coalisland

Coalisland councillor and local historian Jim Canning is to be commemorated in the town.

A new outdoor seat is to be placed along Coalisland canal, and a commemorative plaque will be fixed inside the Cornmill building.

The seat will be situated on a new section of the Coalisland canal walkway, near Derrytresk, where a base has already been put in place.

Dungannon council has agreed to fund the commemorative seat, while residents are seeking funding for the new plaque.

Mr Canning, who died last year, was a butcher in the town, and a councillor for the area on Dungannon council. He was chairman of the Coalisland canal committee and produced several books chronicling the history of the area.

The plans were discussed at a Coalisland Canal committee meeting.

Chairman of the group James Walshe is to approach artists and community groups in the area in a bid to raise some of the funds needed to purchase the plaque.


One Comment on “Jim Canning to be commemorated in Coalisland”

  1. Damien Oneill557 says:

    if anyone worked hard for the people of coalisland jimmy did.just take a look around the town.at all the mill.cts units.plus many many.more.iwas very proud to have known and worked with him.


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