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OPW requested to clean riverside walkway in Meelick

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The OPW have been requested by Clare County Council to tidy up the riverside walkway in Meelick.

It comes on foot of a motion by Cllr PJ Ryan (IND) to a recent meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. He asked that the OPQ be tasked with cleaning up and making safe the riverside walkway between Nix’s Bridge and Landsdowne Bridge in Meelick and stated that it was “severely overgrown”.

He believed the South Clare walkway was an ideal leisure walk for the people of Meelick and surrounding areas. Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) seconded the motion.

Senior engineer, Aidan O’Rourke assured elected representatives that a request has been issued to the OPW to carry out the cleaning of the riverside walkway.

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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