15 March 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The recent upgrading of visitor facilities in the Sliabh Beagh area by Monaghan County Council has been welcomed by Councillor Cathy Bennett. Speaking at a meeting of Ballybay Clones Municipal District last month, the Sinn Féin member said the Sliabh Beagh master plan published last year was brilliant and now they needed to see the proposals grow to fruition. S

he pointed out that the following works had occurred as part of the plan: • Improvement of picnic areas; • Creation of a brand for the area and completion of a branding strategy; • Design of signs for the area with costings; • Completion of the signage strategy; • Survey of the existing waymarkers along the various trails; • Design of an art feature for the penal cross site at Bragan; • Artist is creating the mould for the art feature at present; • Bronze foundry has been appointed for the production of the art feature.

In addition in the Knockatallon area, traffic ramps have been installed in the village and car parking at Corlatt has been provided. “The residents there are very happy, having had to park up on the footpath up to now,” Cllr Bennett said. “Thanks is due to the engineering staff for completing the task,” she added. She also asked for continuing….

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