Need for upgrade to Tarmonbarry lock area

The need for improvements to the lock area at Tarmonbarry was recently highlighted to Waterways Ireland engineers by local councillor Tom Crosby. Cllr. Crosby recently met the Waterways Ireland engineers and requested that the state agency upgrade an area round the locks to include paving and landscaping which could provide a nice amenity and seating facility beside the Locks for the local community, visitors and tourists.    Cllr. Crosby confirmed this week that the hand painted wildlife information sign is now completed and will be erected at this area which will feature the wildlife associated with the location and also identifies the wildlife, flower and fauna etc. along the new riverbank walk to Lack which is now being developed through the Leader Programme and is scheduled to be completed for this Summer. This wildlife painting was researched and commissioned through Bird Watch Ireland and will be erected alongside a local Heritage information sign for the area. Cllr. Crosby is also lobbying to have Waterways Ireland carry out necessary repairs and repainting to all the harbour furniture, including fencings, railings etc. and necessary improvements to the Operators Office on the lifting bridge over the River Shannon in the Village. Cllr. Crosby would like compliment Waterways Ireland on  the excellent work they have done in providing state-of-the-art mooring and amenity facilities at nearby Kilglass Lakes.