Council To Look At Lighting On Second Part Of Canal Walkway

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The canal walkway.

THE issue of lighting along the canal from the Lock Gates to Blennerville bridge was raised again at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy was welcoming the new coastal greenway from Cockleshell to Spa when he brought up the issue with Council management.

He said that the canal walkway was hugely popular and it was unfortunate that people were put off using the second part from the bridge to the Lock Gates later in the evenings, due to the lack of lighting. He asked was there any plans to install lighting there going forward.

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Senior Engineer Tom Sheehy said that, while the new walkway to Spa will not have lighting as it is in a rural area and is considered intrusive, he would discuss the issue of lighting on the second part of the canal walkway further with Council management.

Tralee Municipal District Manager, Michael Scannell, acknowledged that the lighting issue was an ongoing one and that stretch to the lock gates is considered a rural, but he said it needs to be revisited and they would investigate if a funding source can be provided.

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