Councilor Cadogan Enright has welcomed the ‘rapid reaction’ of the Roads Service to photographs he supplied 2 weeks ago depicting major damage to the sea wall supporting Fisherman’ Row in Killough.
Cllr Enright said, “I must commend Roger Morgan of the Road Service in particular for coming out to see the damage and taking action to avoid the sort of collapse in the road we have previously seen at Fisherman’s Row. Since Seaview and Westpoint were built some years ago Fisherman’s Row has had a pressure of traffic that it was never built for.”
Local residents were delighted with that their concerns had been taken so seriously and the local Residents Chairperson Paul Maynes said “While the ongoing repairs are a great relief to us all it does not take away from the long-term need to provide adequate access to Seaview past the old Mill directly into the Village. This will both resolve the problem at Fisherman’s Row as well as create much better integration of the new estates into Killough. Local residents have been campaigning for 12 years to have something done about this.”
Cadogan Enright agreed and said, “Meetings have taken place with a Housing Association interested in the Old Mill to see if we can persuade them to undertake that development in a sustainable manner and in the interests of the Village of Killough as a whole, and we supplied them with over 200 signatures to support this appeal.”
“The addition of a footway around the base of the Sea Wall will make the latest shoring-up of the Sea-wall both more effective by preventing under-cutting, and create a better environment for local people. This work is expected to take a further 2 weeks assuming the weather permits”, continued Cllr Enright.
Cllr Cadogan Enright also thanked Council Chairman Dermot Curran for his assistance in this matter, saying “It was especially useful that he was able to support meetings I had organized with local people and the Roads Service and the Housing Association given his tight schedule this year as Chair of Council”.
Newspaper clipping shows photograph of Cllr Cadogan Enright with Residents Association Chair Paul Maynes and resident Brendan Walsh