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As Galway County Council get their roadworks programme for 2002 underway, Councillor Noel Grealish has welcomed the proposed early starts in the Parish which include surface restorations at Crusheeny towards Loughgeorge, Gortagooey / Cloonbiggin, and Waterview while road reconstruction works gets underway at Liscananann and the N84 Loughgeorge valued at over Euro 350,000, these works will make a significant difference for all traffics in the area and bring with them the potential for much safer driving conditions.


The R339 road between Carnmore Cross and Galway gets a great boost with the announcement that, as part of new package of road grants from the Junior Minister at the Department of Environment, Robert Molloy T.D., over Euro 550,000 is being spent by the Council on continuing works in this and other areas.

Public Lights

Having used up the last of his most recent discretionary funds allocation from the County Council in the installation of a further six public lights, Councillor Grealish is now awaiting his new allocation so as to ensure that his commitment to improving the case of poorly lit areas in the parish continues. Cllr. Grealish hopes to visit various areas throughout the electoral area over the coming weeks in his efforts to set new priority lists for inclusion in the public lighting programme while he would welcome suggestions from individuals and groups as to their particular needs.


Councillor Grealish told the Nuacht Chláir that he is delighted to see that bollards are now in place along the N17 as it will improve immensely the driving conditions for the many thousands who use this road every day. Their installation is of particular importance to the residents and landowners adjoining the main road as they go about their daily business.

New Area Office

As was announced just before Christmas, the Parish got a wonderful boost with the announcement that the new Galway County Council Area Office is to be located in Claregalway village. Their decision was arrived at after considerable discussion and representations from within the electoral while the next step of the plan is that the Council will buy a suitable site so as to allow them build the new office and while this is underway a temporary office is to be located at Lackagh. Once finalised, Cllr. Grealish will bring details of the temporary arrangement to readers.

For appointments or to contact Cllr. Noel Grealish. MCC. PC phone 091 794991 or 087 2648607