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Call for action on lake swimming site

Friday, 11th August, 2017 9:12am
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Call for action on lake swimming site
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Local councillor Seamus Morris (SF) has again called for action on the once popular Lough Derg swimming site of Skehana.
In recent correspondence with Tipperary Co Council, Cllr Morris enclosed two photographs – one taken in 2004, the other in 2017 – to show the level of reed overgrowth at Skehana. He said the photos show without doubt the loss of public amenity space to the general public.
“This was one of the safest bathing areas for generations of Tipperary people and it has practically been lost due to this overgrowth,” Cllr Morris said. “I have in the past asked for this to be addressed but to no avail, and I also asked that Tipperary County Council seek out grant aid for this.
“But when Lower Ormond was part of South Offaly, it was a backwater in terms of Government grants,” Cllr Morris said. “Now that it is back in Tipperary, there should be no excuse to find grants for this work.
“I am now calling to Tipperary County Council to address this public health issue and to do whatever it takes to get our public amenity back into working order. I am also asking that this be put on our works list and should remain on it until it is done,” Cllr Morris said.

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