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Paths survey for Tuamgraney


A POPULAR walking route in the Tuamgraney area will be surveyed by the local authority, following concerns over the condition of the footpath.
The matter was the subject of a motion from Councillor Pat Burke at the Killaloe Municipal District meeting who raised concerns about the section between Niland’s Filling Station and Nuala’s Restaurant.
“I have had a number of representations on this from people in Tuamgraney,” he said.
“It is one of the busiest paths in the area. People drive to Scariff and then park up and walk to Tuamgraney. The route is lit and people are out regularly in their high-vis vests.
“I thought it was in relatively good condition until I walked it and saw sections which need repair.”
Cathaoirleach, Councillor Pat Hayes noted that the area has been a popular walking route for some time. He welcomed an allocation of €28,000 for flooding in front of Scariff Community College.
In a written reply, Senior Executive Engineer (SEE) Niamh Madden said district staff will carry out a survey of this footpath and carry out essential maintenance where necessary.
Ms Madden told the meeting that she had walked the route herself and seen areas that need to be looked at.
Councillor Burked welcomed the response.

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