Cllr. Farrelly ‘Lamped’ the State of Pedestrian Crossing Lights Many Meetings Ago

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly and two outstanding examples of what he sought to and has put to right on the pedestrian crossing light covers on mid Main Street, Castleisland. ©Photographs: John Reidy.
What a difference as the work of replacing the old globes on the pedestrian crossing on Main Street progresses: ©Photograph: John Reidy

Everything comes to those who wait – we were all told fadó, fadó. Over the past week a couple of particularly ugly features of middle Main Street were removed and replaced.

The pedestrian crossing lights and their amber globe coverings had long outstayed their tours of duty and had more than served their time there.

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly first ‘lamped’ and raised the state of abandonment of the globes as long ago as last February.

List of Questions

He had it added to his list of questions at that month’s meeting of the Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Council.

He tried it again in July and God loves a trier, but he had it in again for this week’s meeting.

However, just before that, most recent meeting on Wednesday, work had begun on the replacement of the globes and it’s all part of a general renovations of all such lights in the area.

In Black and White

Furthermore, the light posts are to undergo a bit of refurbishment in that any visible wear and tear is to be repaired and the poles will be painted with black and white bands.

The replacement of the globes alone has really lifted the general appearance of the lights and the repair and painting of the poles will put the finishing touches to the long awaited overhaul.

Everything does indeed come to those who wait. But a bit of agitation is no harm either.

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