Rosses Point road works

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ROSSES Point is fi­nally hav­ing mi­nor road re­pairs car­ried out, three years af­ter Cllr Sea­mus Kil­gan­non put them on the Coun­cil radar.

Coun­cil­lor Tom MacSharry sought an up­date this month and was told that the works would be start­ing over the com­ing weeks.

They in­clude mi­nor sur­fac­ing re­pairs at the en­trance to the vil­lage (next to the start of the prom­e­nade), the in­stal­la­tion of speed cush­ions along the old vil­lage road and kerb­ing works around a por­tion of the green area at the en­trance to the vil­lage.

Fund­ing is in place for the works.

Car park­ing im­prove­ments near the Lit­tle Cot­tage Café will be car­ried out de­pend­ing on the avail­abil­ity of fund­ing.

Wel­com­ing the up­date, Cllr MacSharry said: “I know all Coun­cil­lors would have put money into kerb­ing in the past - Sea­mus Kil­gan­non put if on the Coun­cil radar in 2014.”

Cathaoir­leach Cllr Kil­gan­non said he spoke to some fam­i­lies re­cently and they raised con­cerns about speed­ing in the vil­lage.

Cllr MacSharry also asked the Coun­cil to put safety rails at the steps into the newly re­fur­bished out­door swim­ming pool at Rosses Point.

“There’s a num­ber of el­derly peo­ple there who swim all year round. The al­gae makes it slippy, hope­fully safety rails will be pro­vided,” he told the meet­ing.

Coun­cil of­fi­cial Bri­ain Flynn how­ever said the Coun­cil was aware of the need for handrails at the out­door pool. He said while there was no fur­ther fund­ing for them this year, they would make “ev­ery ef­fort” to pro­vide them early next year.

Sep­a­rately, Cllr Marie Casserly asked for main­te­nance works to be car­ried out on the cy­cle lane to Rosses Point.

“It’s not per­fect for cy­clists, there’s a road race there next week,” she said. She was told that no fur­ther works can be car­ried out along the route this year.


The un­even road sur­face in Wine Street Car Park. Carl Bren­nan.

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