Youghal is hanging up on the public telephone box with all kiosks to be removed from the streets of the town in the coming months. Photo Kieran McCarthy (YoughalOnline.com)
The nearest alternate payphone is located in the Square, Dungarvan! The once familiar and iconic site of the illuminated payphone on the streets and estates of the town looks set to be the stuff of nostalgia. This means there will be no more public phone service in East Cork’s leading tourist town especially for visitors who do not have mobile phones. Interested parties are invited to submit their views in relation to the proposed removal in writing before 16th March 2009. Please contact- S. Culbert, Regional Payphone Manager, Eircom HQ, Waterford City, Co. Waterford.
Eircom said it will disconnect and remove 2,151 of the remaining 4,850 public payphones dotted around the country’s, starting in April. In the early 1990s, there were more than 8,500 public payphones across the Republic. Read more