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Lack of public lighting on road to Lahinch caravan park a concern

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Improvements of public lighting in the vicinity of a caravan park in Lahinch will not be conducted in 2020, Council officials have confirmed.

A request for an extension of public lighting works along the Miltown Malbay Rd in Lahinch as far as the caravan park in Cregg was put forward by Cllr Shane Talty (FF) at the June meeting of the West Clare Municipal District.

Senior engineer, Enda MacNamara outlined that the request would not be included in the 2020 schedule of municipal district works. He said that a cost estimate would be prepared by the Council but that a funding source needed to be identified if works were to proceed.

Safety of residents was underlined by Cllr Talty as the motivation for tabling the motion. “There is huge activity in the caravan park and a flow of people from there to the village but there is no public lighting”. He encouraged the County Council to set aside funding into the future.

“Provision for safety needs to be looked at” in the planning requirements of the local authority,” Cllr Joe Killeen (FF) commented as he seconded the motion.

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, and 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 -

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