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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Chairman of Cahir Tidy Towns has met with council officials over concerns about the delay in reopening the Inch Field. As late as last Thursday he walked the field with the engineer to see the damage by the floods first hand.

The bridge itself was vandalised just before the floods when the side supports were removed from the hand rails and this was not helped when a large tree crashed into it damaging the base of it. Anyone who saw the tree hit the bridge can vouch for the swift action of the council to remove it as the car park was flooding. The bridge should be repaired in the next week or two.

The field itself is a pure swamp at the moment and over 50% of the path is washed away. This will need to be replaced as water is lodged in pools along the path.

While he understands that many people would like to get into the field to walk it's just not in a pretty state at the minute. If we got a few fine days it would do wonders for it and we could get in to pick stones and rubbish left from the bad weather.

I'm afraid that the Swiss Walk will have to be used for another while.

In the meantime the weather has also hampered progress to the St Declan's Grove and the discovery of a sink hole will further hamper the opening date. The Cahir Tidy Towns will be more visible I the next few months as we try to get our entry form ready for the 2016 competition.