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.