Monthly Archive for August, 2011

New road safety signage for St. Catherine’s Park

I’m delighted to see new warning signage at the entrance to St Catherine’s Park.

Over the course of the summer, I was contacted by a Dublin 15 resident concerned about dangers in turning onto the access road to St. Catherine’s Park, off the Laragchon Road. In particular, worries were raised about bad visibility and the lack of clear signage indicating to motorists on the main road the existence of a concealed entrance.  I contacted the Council about the issue and they confirmed that they have now improved the warning signs at the approaches to the entrance road to the Park, off the Lucan-Clonee Road.

I want to welcome the quick action of the Council on this issue. St. Catherine’s Park is a major resource for people living in West Dublin and these measures will make access to it more attractive.

Water Mains work in Blanch Village

Old water pipe being removed - Blanchardstown Village

Old water pipe being removed - Blanchardstown Village

A major revamping of the water mains in Blanchardstown Village is currently taking place.  The goal is to replace ancient water-pipes, like the one I photographed above on the Castleknock Road this morning.

Even though we get plenty of rain here in Dublin West, these old pipes are prone to leaking (especially during cold winters, like the past two we’ve had), and can lead to a huge amount of water-loss and restrictions, like we saw last winter, in the area.  It’s great to see these old pipes being replaced.

More details on the project can be found here.