Slipway will boost river use

Chairman of Cahir Tidy Towns, Andy Moloney has received confirmation that a new boat slipway will be commissioned this year.

As part of a series of workshops to create activities on the River Suir, the Council has assessed the existing river access points between the Inch Field and Healy Park Carrick on Suir, along the 56km stretch.

This stretch of river will become part of a Suir Canoe Trail with Cahir being the starting point. This project will mean extra tourism to the area and the need for changing areas and facilitates to support the trail.

The funding has been received from the Department of Transport Tourism Sport and IPB Insurances and they are now progressing to the design stage for the new slipway in the Inch Field. Mr. Moloney says that this is another huge benefit towards improving tourist numbers in Cahir and his Group will continue to lobby government agencies for the betterment of Cahir Town and make it a better place to live, work and play.

Tidy Towns started back litter picking last Wednesday night and there was a lot of litter around since the last pick before the Christmas. It has become very noticeable that dog poo in certain areas of the town is starting to become an epidemic. We have erected 4 dispensers with poo bags and the Cahir Childcare Group has one at the entrance to the playschool in the park. Dog owners are asked to give consideration to Wheelchair users, pram pushers and walkers and please clean up after their dog.

Elsewhere, we have a lot of members trying to shed the pounds in the Operation Transformation and we wish them the best of luck with it. We are delighted to be associated with the OT and the Shaun Fogarty Fund on this venture and all the crew will be ‘fit as fleas’ for the coming season.


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