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Kilmurry McMahon landowners reminded to avail of hedge cutting grants

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Landowners in Kilmurry McMahon have been reminded to avail of hedge cutting grant schemes following concerns raised by local motorists.

An appeal for Clare County Council to carry out hedge cutting on the Lisadeen Rd in Kilmurry McMahon was lodged by Cllr Bill Chambers (FF) at the November meeting of the West Clare Municipal District. The proposal was seconded by Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF).

Local landowners were advised to avail of the Community Hedge Cutting Grant Scheme by senior executive engineer, Alan Kennelly. “This scheme encourages a joint approach with communities, groups of local residents and landowners for the cutting of hedges and trees which need attention. The scheme provides a grant of €50 per km of roadside hedge and overhanging trees which are then attended to by the affected landowners,” he explained.

“If the protruding hedgerows and overhanging branches are causing a road safety issue, Clare County Council may provide additional assistance,” he added.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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