Plans submitted for Thomastown weir

Plans for restoring swimming and canoeing at Thomastown’s weir have been submitted to Kilkenny County Council.

Plans for restoring swimming and canoeing at Thomastown’s weir have been submitted to Kilkenny County Council.

Thomastown Community River Trust Limited has applied for planning permission for the development at The Weir, Burrellspark, Thomastown.

The plans “consist of restoring the swimming and canoeing amenity value of the site to include: the insertion of two deflectors into the river channel with associated river bed and bank stabilisation, excavation of deposits in the area behind the southern weir arm (protected structure), retention and stabilising of the southern weir arm and clearing and refurbishment of mill race and sluice gate.”