28 Jan 2022

Fears over dangerous road and rundown footpath in Offaly town

Fears over dangerous road and rundown footpath in Offaly town

A damaged path at Cuba Avenue Banagher is forcing two wheelchair users out onto the road.

CLLR Clare Claffey highlighted footpath problems in Banagher during the recent Birr Municipal District meeting.

She pointed out that the lack of a footpath on St Rynagh's Road means a very dangerous situation. “The road is used by walkers a lot,” she said, “and a footpath is badly needed. Meanwhile the footpath on Cuba Avenue is in a desperate state.”

She said a pedestrian had recently fallen on the footpath.

“The path is also problematic for buggy users and wheelchair users. There are two wheelchair users who want to use the path but have to avoid it because it is crumbling and unsuitable,” she added.

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