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Ryan confident new gulley will solve ponding & flooding in Cratloe

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A new gulley has been heralded as the solution to stopping flooding and ponding in Cratloe.

Repairs to the road surface “to prevent ponding and flooding on the R462 outside the old Post Office in Cratloe,” were requested by Cllr PJ Ryan (IND) at a recent sitting of the Shannon Municipal District.

Senior executive engineer, Aidan O’Rourke confirmed that the installation of a new gulley “to alleviate water lodging on the road at this point” was included in the Council’s roadworks programme for 2021. He said that the works would be carried out “shortly”.

Cllr Ryan praised confirmation of the works and believed, “a new gully will solve it”. Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) 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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