Road flooding was discussed at the January meeting of Youghal Town Council. Mayor Olly Casey said the ponding (i.e. flooding) in the vicinity of Nagle House was “an absolute disgrace”. Report Christy Parker / Photo Michael Hussey (YoughalOnline.com)
He described it as dangerous for cars and a recurring nightmare for pedestrians who risked getting soaked and also projects a poor image of the town. It would make one “ashamed” to be associated with it, proceeded the former water curator before adding that it would not take a work of genius to resolve the problem by digging access to a gulley or creating a new gulley. A similar situation persisted at Gallagher’s Terrace he added. The Mayor concluded that the green walls on Nagle House are turning further green through algae generated by splashing. Town engineer Paul Murray said the issue will be resolved “in a month or so” along with the Quarry Road and Gallagher’s Terrace.
Cllr. Murray described ponding and water-filled potholes at Seafield and especially the entrance to DR Developments back to Seafield/Kilcoran Place. She said a huge amount of what appeared to be surface water was apparent at the bus stop by Farrell’s pub and there is yet more ponding at Millfield Abbey. She asked if the public lighting contract had yet been awarded. She proceeded that the walk from the entrance to Sarsfields terrace to Cork Hill via Raheen Road is “dangerous” given the sporadic pavement and speeding traffic. The Chestnut Drive/Millfield areas needed footpaths, while the one at Summerdale lawn is totally overgrown.