Town­ley Hall path­ways need to be pro­tected

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

LOUTH County Coun­cil is to write to Coilte to ad­vise them of al­leged dam­age be­ing done to the paths and for­est walk­ways at Town­ley Hall.

Cllr Frank God­frey raised the is­sue at last week’s meet­ing, say­ing he had re­ceived a num­ber of com­plaints from peo­ple who walk in the area.

‘In re­cent times, there has been a free for all,’ he stated.

He says moun­tain bik­ers have taken over the paths and be­tween 50 and 100 de­scend on the place. ‘If there’s a sec­tion for them, great,’ he stated. ‘but the peo­ple of Tullyallen feel that these peo­ple can do what they like. Do they have per­mis­sion from Coilte to do this.’

He says with the Bal­four her­itage at Town­ley Hall, it has huge po­ten­tial for de­vel­op­ment as a tourist amenity.

‘The area should be re­spected as there is a lot of wildlife there,’ he added.

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