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Inch Field Trees in need of surgery

It is unfortunate that 8 trees will have to be removed from the Inch Field very shortly as they are a safety hazard due to rot. The Chairman Andy Moloney was informed this week that as a result of a tree survey carried out after a near miss in the Inch Field during a recent Gymkhana where a tree snapped just after the competitors had left. The Council brought in the professionals to examine all trees and while some that were dead in the town have been removed there are 8 more in the Inch Field that are deemed dangerous. The rot can be seen coming through the bark and there are a variety of trees involved. The Chairman has been assured that they will be replaced like for like with mature trees in the winter and while there is a ban on planting of Ash due to the ash dieback they will be replaced in due course. While this is unfortunate it is unavoidable as the safety of patrons using the field is paramount especially as the Cannonball weekend is coming and thousands are expected in Cahir to attend the Gravity festival in the Inch.

The Cahir Tidy Towns Group are asking shops and business in town to decorate their window in the run up to the Cannonball Run and the competition will be judged during the week of the event and winners announced on the 12th September. This is a free competition and will be judged by members of the public so it?s a chance to display your wares and maybe get a bit of business out of it. The sooner the windows or a section of the window are made up the better.

We have also removed some beds on the Tipp road as they have overgrown and were beyond trimming, these will be replanted with wildflower seeds which should bring colour throughout the summer next year. Litter picking will continue on Wednesday nights at 7pm and we anxiously await the National results on 8th September to see it we increased our marks for 2014. We would like to remind everyone about our awards night and social evening in the Shamrock Lounge on Friday 12th September where we join up with the Operation Transformation gang from earlier in the year. Music by Larry Quinn, The Gambler and all are welcome