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A Laois County Councillor has called for proper signage towards 200-year-old site

Councillor Seamus McDonald has called on Laois County Council to erect signage for the old Castlebrack graveyard which is off the N80 between Mountmellick and Killeigh and close to the Clonaghadoo church and school.

Cllr McDonald was speaking at the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick Municipal District meeting, where stressed the importance of maintaing a connection with the site.

“It is a graveyard from the late 1700s,” the Cllr said. “It needs and deserves signage so that people can find it.”

Mr Edmond Kenny, District Engineer assured Cllr McDonald that the Council will arrange for replacement or new signage, depending on which is deemed necessary.

Cllr McDonald also ask the Coucil to implement safety measures at the junction on the N80 at Moneyquid, Killeigh.

The Cllr described a “dangerous cross with a bad bend on the Mountmellick side,” before reminding the meeting of the recent fatal car accident on the road.

Mr Paul McLoughlin, Senior Engineer for Roads said: “The Road Design Section will meet Cllr McDonald to examine the nature of the safety concerns at this location and will advance with the assistance of Transport Ireland.”

The Fianna Fáil Cllr closed by requesting the ESB remove a telephone pole at Clodiagh Way, Clonaslee, saying it was an “urgent matter” to the family involved.

Mr Kenny said the matter is “in the process of being dealt with by the ESB.”

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