Eight towns and villages within the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District is to benefit from Cork County Council’s 2018 Footpath Replacement Programme. A total of €1m of funding has been set aside countywide for the footpath programme with almost €120k allocated to the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District.
Welcoming the allocation of funding to the specific towns and villages, Local Fine Gael Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “This announcement is very welcomed news and will go some way in addressing the detoriated and substandard footpaths we currently have in the District. We re-established the dedicated footpath replacement programme in place in 2014 and since then, we can already see the benefits of the programme”.
Footpath replacement works will take place in the following areas during 2018:
- Millstreet – Hegarty Street (Phase 1)
- Liscarroll – Dromcollogher Road
- Dromahane – Main Road (to supplement village enhancement works)
- Kilbrin – Dr. Croke Place
- Lombardstown – Kiely’s Terrace
- Kanturk – St. Oliver’s Place & O’ Callaghan’s Park
- Newmarket – High Street
- Mallow – Church View, Wards Terrace, R619 near Arches Bar, Norwood Day Centre & Canon Sheehan Place
- Mallow – Eglantine Cresent/R619, Lacknalooha, New Road, Fair Street (dropped kerbs)
In addition to the above works, Cork County Council has recently funded community organisations within villages to complete further footpath works in the following areas:
- Twopothouse Development Association – Continue footpath towards Hazelwood – €20,000
- Lismire Community Association – Footpath across from School – €10,000
- Lombardstown Community Council – Footpath around Gortroe Village – €20,000
- Mourneabbey Community Council – Footpath from School to Grotto & Graveyard – €10,000
Cllr. O’ Shea added “These works will improve greatly the specific areas in our District. While there is many more towns and villages that could benefit from funding for the replacement of footpaths, this is a good start and it is my view and intention to seek more funding in the coming months to continue this vital work for the people living within the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District”.