There are considerable and positive straws in the wind that the neglect of the scenic area in Glounsharoon may be close to an end and that our most remarked on local area is about to be taken into care.
Sums of €54,831.46 and €18,277.16 have been forged into a figure of €73,108.62 from Transitional Leader Funding and Castleisland Chamber Alliance respectively.
There’s a menu of refurbishment going with the funding announcement that makes the most uplifting piece of reading.
In Praise of the Views
Not since Con Houlihan and Bertie Ahern and Brendan Graham and many more wrote in praise of the views, over the valley and beyond from the height, has there been such positivity associated with the place.
Under an ‘Upgrading of the Scenic Area at Glounsharoon’ heading, the plans include: a tarmacadam finish with lined car parking spaces; seating and benches; a geographical information board and a programme of planting with biodiversity and grass management at its core.
A Joint Announcement
The four elected members of the Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District: Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Independent; Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fail; Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Fine Gael and Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae, Independent gathered for a joint announcement on Glounsharoon this evening.
There was a unanimous welcome for the move on the project and for the funding allocated.
Praise for Chamber Alliance
The councillors thanked Castleisland Chamber Alliance for its considerable part in attracting the funding and for getting the project this far.
They also thanked Kerry County County Executive Engineer, Breda Mulryan and District Engineer, Brendan Mulhern and Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Manager John Breen for their roles in the proposed development works on Glounsharoon.
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