Construction work on Lecarrow amenities to begin in autumn

Plans to develop public amenities in Lecarrow were welcomed this week by Cllr. Paddy Kilduff, who praised local organisations for their enthusiasm and dedication to the project. ‘I am delighted that Roscommon County Council has recently published the formal notice detailing its intention to develop public amenities at Lecarrow Harbour. The amenities will include public showers and toilets, boat pump-out facilities, a play area and public car parking. ‘This development is a tremendous boost to the village of Lecarrow and to the tourism industry in the vicinity of the village. Indeed, it is a huge benefit to the general tourism industry generated by the Shannon as too few similar facilities are available to tourists along the river. This project has been pursued and pondered for many years and there are many stakeholders who have brought the project to this stage. ‘I want to sincerely thank the county manager, John Tiernan, the council staff and inland waterways for their enthusiasm and action on this issue. I would also like to thank Lecarrow Development Committee for keeping this issue current in the minds of public representatives.    ‘Deputy Michael Finneran has highlighted the need for these facilities on many occasions and his delivery of funding for the village sewage scheme, which has recently been commissioned, has paved the way for works to commence on this project. I am privileged to have worked with all involved to ensure that this initiative got the green light and look forward to construction works commencing in autumn.’