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Dangerous Footpaths To Avoid In Thurles

A couple of places to avoid in your rush to view the new An Post offices in Thurles Shopping Centre, come Monday morning next.

Well, unless of course you are on the look out for the opportunity to make a compensation claim against the Thurles Municipal District Council and Tipperary Co. Council.

(Area 1) Try to avoid the corner of Thomond Road and Slievenamon Road (See picture 1 above) where the footpath collapsed 8 years ago. You will note that earlier this year areas of this footpath were partially repaired, (Picture 2 shows the evidence) leaving the worst area unattended.

Obviously, the contractor involved ran out of cement or water or could it be Tipperary Co. Council ran out of money. Whatever, who really gives a damn.

(Area 2) Meanwhile, the other area to avoid, takes us to Emmett Street, (See picture 3 above). Emmett street (For the benefit of unfamiliar Tipp Co. Council engineers) can be found south of Barry’s Bridge, Thurles. Here we have a subsidence in the roadway.

No it is not a pothole; we can recognise potholes, last count there were 73,254.5 potholes in just Thurles streets alone and increasing. No this is most definitely a gradual caving in or sinking of an area of tarmac. Here is an ideal chance to upgrade, if your suspensions or steering rack are a bit wonky, if you know what I mean.

Makes one wonder though in the latter case. Could someone be attempting to tunnel out of the town in an effort to find employment.

Trusting this information is of some help when you go out and about on Monday next.


Clongour Road, Thurles Temporarily Closed Due To Vehicle Collision

Clongour Road, Thurles is temporarily closed due to vehicle collision

The Clongour Road here in Thurles has been temporarily closed this evening, close to the junction near Glasheen’s Public house.

It is understood that a vehicle has collided with an ESB poll. Traffic delays can be expected, as well as possible disruption to some ESB services in the area.

ESB, Gardaí and a ‘Vehicle Recovery’ truck are currently at the scene. Vehicles wishing to access the Yellow Lough / Holycross Road can turn immediately left at the Dunnes Stores roundabout, before continuing left to Holycross.

We are not aware, at this time, of any injuries that may have been incurred by any occupants of the vehicle involved.


Serious Fire On Kickham Street, Thurles.

Two units of Thurles Fire Brigade are currently attending to what appears to be a serious fire on Kickham Street, Dublin Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The fire appears to be on the ground floor to the front of an apartment block, known as An Grianán, on the south west side of Barrett’s Public house.

Traffic has been reduced to one lane by Gardaí and motorists are being requested to access the Dublin Road via Mitchel Street and Borroway, to avoid unnecessary traffic delays.

Thankfully no person appears to have been injured.


“Calling” Required By Thurles Social Warriors

Attention all you Thurles Social Warriors, Thurles Lobbyists, Thurles Community Facebook Activists; failed, power hungry, would-be, Thurles Local Councillors and Sleepy, Powerless, Crusading Tipperary County Councillors, who once again have managed to fool the local electorate.

Please find a new task requiring your active lobbying; same shown above to be shared on Facebook. [Pictures make it easier for those lobbyists unable to read.]

The above are called drains; their purpose, to remove excess water from road surfaces. Unfortunately every 5 years or so, they require cleaning, a process quite difficult when no council workers are being employed. [Check Golf Club and Nenagh roads entering the town.]

However, I think all would agree that come winter, especially when leaves begin to fall, expect severe flooding and ice patches, if this neglect is allowed to continue.

Oh, and when you are finished with solving the former problem do what you do best, go “Calling” for action on this other problem shown immediately above, before a pedestrian falls over them on the pavement in the dark.


Tipperary Man Struck By Pole Passes Away.

A male pedestrian, aged in his early 50’s, who was removed from the scene of an accident in Clonmel yesterday and taken to the South Tipperary Hospital, has sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí in Clonmel, Co Tipperary are continuing to investigate the now fatal accident, which occurred at Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary at approximately 3:00pm yesterday afternoon.

The car driver, understood to be a woman in her early 70’s, collided with a pole on the street, which then in turn struck a male pedestrian.

While the street and roadway have both been fully reopened and Garda Collision Investigators have finished their investigations; Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who may have witnessed the incident or who can in any way assist them, to contact Clonmel Garda Station on Tel: 052 617 7640; the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.