Posted by Cllr Ken Glynn on 26/09/2016
5.19 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to install one to two disabled parking spaces at the entrance to Ballyglass Cemetery.
Reply: A disabled parking space will be marked out along the parking strip for Ballyglass Cemetery.
5.20 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District when works on the boat slipway at Whitebridge Bay, Lough Ennell, will be carried out, as requested by me earlier this year and which is deteriorating almost on a daily basis.
Reply: Mullingar Municipal District is carrying out a survey of all slipways in the District, following which a full report will be prepared and costed.
5.21 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to carry out clean-up works on the bathing area at Tudenham, Lough Ennell, which is a heavily visited tourist attraction.
Reply:. All the bathing areas in the District are cleaned on a regular basis. Tudenham, in particular, has a seasonal caretaker who tidies the area on a daily basis.
7.13 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to bring forward proposals to help reduce excess traffic speeds at Lynn, on Road L1137, which is used as a through road on a daily basis.
Reply: This rural road can be referred to the Speed Limits Review.
7.14 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to ensure a permanent memorial to mark the centenary of 1916 is put in place in Mullingar Town before the end of the year.
Reply: As part of over 100 projects and events included in the 2016 Commemoration Programme, a number of permanent memorials have been provided including commemorative gardens, plaques, etc in a number of locations throughout the county. In Mullingar town a plaque has been erected regarding Dr. Ada English at Pearse Street(her home) and a commemorative seat at Loretto College, a plaque has been provided regarding Laurence Ginnell and a suitable location for erection is currently being considered. The 2016 Commemorative Steering Committee has also set aside a budget for a substantial permanent memorial in Mullingar. The exact type and location of this memorial is currently under consideration and it is hoped to advance this before the end of 2016.