Launch of Daffodil Day 2016 Repairs to Glenaniff Bridge

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Launch of Daffodil Day 2016 Repairs to Glenaniff Bridge

Mary Reynolds from Ballinamore is pictured with 2FM’s Louise McSharry at the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day launch 2016. The Irish Cancer Society, with lead partner Dell, call for more support than ever for Daffodil Day as demand for support and services increases with a growth in cancer incidence. Daffodil Day will take place all over the country on Friday, March 11, 2016. To show your support for this charity: Visit www.cancer.ie/daffodilday or CallSave 1850 60 60 60 to register to volunteer on Daffodil Day or to organise a Daffodil Day event in your community or workplace. Alternatively you can show your support by purchasing a daffodil on March 11.

At the January Manorhamilton Municipal District meeting, Cllr Sean McDermott highlighted ongoing safety concerns about the bridge on the Barr Road in Glenaniff.

He told the meeting that the bridge had been recently damaged.

“The edge of the road has collapsed in this area and is very dangerous,” he explained.

The Senior Engineer for , Roads in North Leitrim acknowledged that the bridge on the L21062 at Glenaniff was damaged as a result of a fire appliance trying to gain access along this road on December 30.

He said that “advance warning signs and cones are currently in place to warn road users at this location.

The parapet wall will be rebuilt when labour resources allow. Repairs to road edges/margins that have collapsed along the road network in this area are currently underway."

Sinn Féin councillor, Padraig Fallon asked if there is any way to secure specific funding for works on bridges in the county.

He was told that the current allocation for works on local roads in the Manorhamilton Municipal District was only €156,000 and this “is probably not sufficient to deal with any issues,” noted the Senior Engineer.

Cllr Mary Bohan observed that councillors had sought separate allocations for bridge work previously but had “never gotten it”.

“I don't hold out much hope,” she said.