€40,000 for Feasibility Study and Design of Barrack Street Footbridge Project

€40,000 for Feasibility Study and Design of Barrack Street Footbridge Project

There has been a broad welcome here in Castleisland for the announcement that €40,000 – yes that’s forty thousand Euro – has been made available in the first costly blow to provide a safe pedestrian passage inside the old Barrack Street Bridge. The €40,000 is for a feasibility study and design only of the pedestrian…

Body of Protected Species Found by Castleisland River Walk

Body of Protected Species Found by Castleisland River Walk

Is there anyone out there who can throw light on the death of the Grey Heron the body of which was found on the river walk between Barrack Street and Church Street bridges in Castleisland last evening. Frances Shanahan sent the photograph and I rang Edward Carty for advice. Young and Inexperienced Edward said that…

A Sunday Afternoon Teaser from 1985

A Sunday Afternoon Teaser from 1985

After delving into the archives here a month or so ago and, on a particular mission, I had cause and reason to head for 1985. Anytime I do this I spend far too much time back there and it takes a good while to snap out of it. One journey, dozens of tracks and trails.…