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Mass-goers in Mountshannon annoyed with missing path & ponding water

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Mountshannon mass-goers are unhappy with a missing footpath in between housing developments opposite the childcare centre.

A proposal was submitted to the January meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District by Cllr Pat Burke (FG) seeking the construction of a footpath “directly oppostie the childcare centre in Mounntshannon”. Cllr Joe Cooney (FG) seconded the motion.

No funding was currently available to carry out such works, senior executive engineer Tom Mellett replied. “There is a short section of footpath which has not been completed at this location,” he acknowledged. Mellett confirmed the Killaloe MD would “seek to identify funding to allow works proceed”.

Located on the R352, Cllr Burke admitted that the scenario was “unusual”. “While you drive through the village you don’t see it, you need to get out and walk our footpaths to see what is happening. Footpath stops and the water is ponding and it’s quite dirty”.

He added, “I don’t know why when the housing development took place that the footpath wasn’t completed. It is very unsatisfactory for people walking into the village for evening mass”. Burke stated his disappointment with the reply and told the engineer he would be raising the matter in the future.

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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