Nenagh river walk plans

Local councillor Hughie McGrath has asked Tipperary Co Council to look at ways of enhancing St John's Well at Brookwatson on the bank of the Nenagh River.

Speaking at the April meeting of the council's Nenagh Municipal District, he described the historic site as a "hidden jewell on the walkway". St John's Well is a "tranquil place" and something should be done about it in developing the river walk, he suggested.

Cllr McGrath also drew the council's attention to the old bridge crossing further up the river at the rear of Millersbrook estate. "It's a fabulous old bridge," said Cllr McGrath, who regretted that the structure has been blocked off for many years. He wondered if the bridge could be made safe again.

Catherine Seale-Duggan of the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) said she would meet Cllr McGrath at the river to look at the sites; there may be funding available for the well, she said.