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‘His love for his native place was evident in all he did’

TRIBUTES have been paid to the legacy of an award-winning “community leader” in South-East Clare. A veil of sadness descended in O’Briensbridge last week following the death of former community group chairperson, Mick Murtagh (82), in University Hospital Limerick (UHL). Councillor Tony O’Brien said Mr Murtagh was a very passionate about his local community. “Mick Murtagh worked that passion to make a huge contribution to his community. He worked tirelessly and selflessly for the betterment of others. He was a leader in community activity.” O’Brien’sbridge community group chairperson, Margaret O’Connor, said it was with great sadness and regret that people learned of the sudden passing of their dear friend and neighbour, Mick Murtagh. “Mick walked the riverbank daily with his dog, Patch. He was out walking the same route just days before he passed away. “Mick worked tirelessly and passionately on behalf of his beloved communities of Montpelier and O’Brien’sbridge. “His love for his native place was evident in all …

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Heritage bridge damaged yet again

A protected heritage bridge in O’Briensbridge was damaged by a heavy goods vehicle last week for the second time in recent weeks. The latest incident has prompted renewed concern from O’Briensbridge community group public relations officer, Mick Murtagh about the implications of regular damage by heavy goods vehicles. According to Mr Murtagh, a low-loader carrying heavy machinery knocked a sizable portion of the downstream corner of the bridge, about five or six feet of the parapet, on Wednesday, July 16 at 4.30pm. “This very large heavy goods vehicle was using the single-lane bridge in O’Briensbridge to access the N7 or the motorway at Birdhill, County Tipperary. There were no advance warning or lead vehicle to make people aware that a heavy load was being moved. “A few motorists coming from the Birdhill direction had to drive up on the side of the ditch to allow the heavy goods vehicle pass. Traffic was backed up on the O’Briensbridge side as this …

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