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New signage an attempt to ‘revamp’ Barefield

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New signage is on the way to Barefield as part of a revamp of the area.

It comes following a request from Cllr Ann Norton (IND) to repair and put up fresh signage in the village of Barefield at a recent meeting of the Ennis Municipal District. Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG) seconded the proposal.

Confirmation was provided by senior executive engineer of the Ennis MD, Eamon O’Dea that the road signage would be examined and “replace or upgrade those that are not in good condition”.

“I’d be happy to welcome you out to Barefield to have a look at the signage,” Cllr Norton told the engineer. “It is to try and revamp the village,” she outlined. “It was one of the issues brought up in the Tidy Towns report,” Norton concluded.

At the same meeting, she also sought the installation of a pedestrian crossing “at the cross from the Clare Crusaders Clinic to the school” in the interest of safety. “If the evaluation does not meet the requirement for a controlled crossing, the Ennis MD will install an uncontrolled crossing point at this location with the facility to make provision for a controlled crossing,” O’Dea confirmed.

Cllr Norton added, “The centre of the village needs a bit of work. There is a lot of gravel and pot holes, we have roads accessing the school that are unsafe, we had issues around speed”.

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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