Drehid Road has reached new heights - poetically speaking.
A year ago, it was a popular dumping ground for passing
traffic carrying bulging black refuse sacks. Rusted washing
machines, discarded bikes, dismantled toys and bits and
bobs of car accessories were thoughtlessly dumped. An abandoned
wheelie bin rubbed salt into the wound, peeping out of a
mound of accumulated rubbish.
It wasn’t an uplifting sight….. The steep, unprotected drop
wasn’t uplifting either, especially for motorists, as some
discovered. Compounding this motorists’ nightmare, were
the winter icy patches, which remained for days, never thawing,
as the sun was unable to penetrate the dense forest and
Then…. Kildare County Council and Mr. Wilson Wright combined
forces and the Drehid Task Force went into action. A massive
clear out, clean up operation exposed the leafy, forest
floor. Trees were trimmed and hedges breasted. Two signs
were erected, warning motorists that the road was liable
to ice. These were coupled with anti-dumping signs. The
interests of road safety and the environment had been served.
The icing on the cake came in early October, long rows of
reflective markers, along the grass margins, alert drivers
to the dangerously deep drop. These are so effective that,
driving up the Drehid Road at night, one would be forgiven
for thinking one was on a runway. Thanks to the efforts
of Mr. Wilson Wright, P.J. Sheridan, Michael Fitzpatrick,
Philip Baxter (Litter Warden) and Kildare County Council
engineer, John O’Neill, Timahoe now has its very own Highway
Poker Classic will be held in Kelly’s
Lounge on Friday, Dec 1st at 9.00 p.m. Proceeds are in aid
of the Timahoe Community House Building Fund. Tickets, at
£20 each, are available from Pat Flaherty (860603), who
is co-ordinating the event
Table Quiz takes place on the last Friday of the month
as usual - 23rd November. The proceeds of this month’s quiz
are in aid of the Timahoe N.S. Children’s Christmas Party.
Do come along and support this worthy cause.
Well done to the
Coolearagh under 11 football team who played the semi-final
on Tuesday 17th October against Killina in terrible wind and
rain. Sadly the boys and girls were beaten but their spirits
never dampened even though they were soaked. Well done to
all the team and especially Frank Kilcoyne. From the supporters
of the MONA, in the Timahoe area, is being restructured
in an effort to streamline and speed up delivery. The new
system goes into operation this month. If you, or any of
your neighbours, are experiencing difficulties obtaining
a newsletter please give Pat Flaherty a call on 860603.
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