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Should Thurles Be Roasting Chestnuts On An Open Fire?

Our website, Thurles.Info, first raised the issue of the road surface on the junction of Slievenamon Road and Clongour Road, Thurles, on September 29th, 2017.  Now if you think our local elected paid representatives are not reading our site content, then check this out.

Photo: G.Willoughby.

Fianna Fail Councillor Mr John Hogan announced the following good news, yesterday, on his Facebook.

€654,000 has been granted by Transport Infrastructure Ireland for the upgrade of the road and footpaths on Slievenamon Road Thurles, for 2018. We have all raised this issue over and over again for the past two years and thankfully our voices have finally been heard. This road has been in a desperately dangerous state and at last will be made safe.”  

What year Councillor; go on suprise us?

Anyway, ‘Well done Councillor Hogan’; now what is the story regarding Emmett Street, which was just freshly repaired by a Highway Maintenance Crew on Thursday afternoon last, January 4th 2018?  Same surface is now actually worse than before this same specific upgrade was undertaken on that aforementioned date? To put it another way, IRA man James Leahy (God Be good to him) would never have escaped on Jack Feehan’s old bike, had the surface of Emmett Street been so rock and gravel strewn back in 1918, exactly 100 years ago this year.

Since the time period, referred to as “The Season of Good Will to All Men”, remains still within its limitations, we won’t mention Barry’s Bridge, as same could cause major embarrassment.

Then again, on the other hand, perhaps it is time to begin roasting chestnuts on an open fire, if you get my drift.


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