We need your help to find Offaly's worst road surface

To make an important point about our road network

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



We need your help to find Offaly's worst road surface

We need your help to find Offaly's worst road surface

Despite an announcement recently of almost €8 million in road funding for Offaly, local commentators, politicians and motorists have been quick to point out that it simply isn't enough.

Local councillors and our TDs have raised the issue of Offaly's roads in recent months, especially after a period of bad weather had a detrimental effect on their integrity. 

The matter has arisen due to the fact that a lot of Offaly's road network is built on bog land, meaning a road in Offaly might last 15 years less than one in another county owing to their tendency to disintegrate. 

Therefore, more funding is required to maintain such roads - more than most other counties - and yet public policy does not reflect that. 

There are roads collapsing in Offaly, in both the north and south of the counties. Drivers experience punctured tyres, damaged springs, shocks and body work as they traverse the county. 

In an effort to raise awareness of this issue, we want to find the worst road surface in Offaly, and we're expecting a lot of suggestions. Send them to us through Facebook or email the stretch of road with a picture to news@offalyexpress.ie.

We'll be visiting some of the areas with the worst roads to reveal to our readers, near and far, just how much work Offaly's roads need. 

We're going to put a list of the worst roads to a public vote to find the worst road to further raise awareness on the issues.

So, get in touch...

If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via email to justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie, or through our Facebook.