New lighting at Crosspatrick, Kilkenny
The value and ethos of rural enterprise funding to address rural disadvantage and population decline was never more apparent than in the tranquil surroundings of Crosspatrick village, according to Cllr Michael McCarthy.
This follows the completion of new LED public lighting for the village, complete with underground ducting and follows on from the renovation works to the Community Hall; the re-opening of the the public house in the village and the extension to St Michael's National School including construction of a ball wall and court area.
Pat McEvoy of Crosspatrick Tidy Towns said the people of the village are delighted with the works which will enhance and make the area safer for all the community. Mr McEvoy also thanked his fellow committee members for their Trojan work and dedication.
Cllr McCarthy was instrumental in ensuring the project has come to fruition. "I wish to pay tribute to all who have contributed in what has been a real team effort. To Pat McEvoy and the members of Crosspatrick Tidy Towns Committee thank you very much, to our Municipal Engineer and the officials of Kilkenny County Council I also wish to acknowledge their guidance," Cllr McCarthy said.
It all started in 2016 after an approach to Cllr McCarthy by the Tidy Towns Committee under the stewardship of Pat McEvoy. A high powered meeting was convened by Cllr McCarthy. In attendance were Simon Walton, Director of Services, Kilkenny County Council; Philippe Beubry, Castlecomer Municipal Engineer and Harry Shine, Senior Engineer Roads Section, Kilkenny County Council.