‘You could break an ankle’ in the potholes in Ballinamore

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

‘You could break an ankle’ in the potholes in Ballinamore

“You could break an ankle” in the large potholes at Kiltymooden, Ballinamore according to Cllr Caillian Ellis

“You could break an ankle” in the large potholes at Kiltymooden, Ballinamore according to Cllr Caillian Ellis.


Cllr Ellis proposed that Leitrim County Council resurface the road leading to the canal walk from Kiltymooden in Ballinamore.
Fianna Fáil Cllr Ellis said this road gets a lot of traffic as it leads to the Canal Bank road.
He commented “it is gone too far for the patching unit” and needs to be completely resurfaced.
He went on to say someone with pushing a push chair “would struggled to use it.”


The council said the road is not included on the year’s public road programme.
The council suggested the cul de sac is a “perfect candidate for the community involvement scheme.”
Cllr Ellis noted it is a very short stretch that has some “dangerous potholes.”
Council senior engineer Shay O’Connor said his department will look into it and see what can be done.