Be Safe! Be Seen!

As daylight hours lessen in this time of the year safety after darkness when one is outdoors is all-important.   “Be safe – Be seen” is the wise advice to follow.   A resident in Tanyard Wood, Millstreet is concerned that this message is heeded by young people who may be outdoors in the dark early evenings.  (S.R.)

Deer Observed at Station Road Millstreet

We thank Pat for bringing to our attention that a Deer was observed earlier this Wednesday (10th Apr. 2019) evening at Station Road, Millstreet near the Football Pitch (pictured below).  While I did not see the Deer when I visited the location it is quite possible that the Deer may still be within the area.  In the interest of Road SafetyDrivers should be on the alert in case the Deer may attempt crossing the road.  (S.R.)

Station Road 10th Apr. 2019 where the Deer was seen earlier today.

Cloghoula N.S. Awarded Important Prestigious Safety Flag

Cloghoula N.S. was awarded the highly prestigious Safety Flag on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Principal, Mary Murphy welcomes Caroline Casey – Cork County Council Education Officer for Road, Water and Farm – to Cloghoula N.S.. Caroline who hails from Banteer and is a sister of Rita Buckley provided superb illustrated talks on Road, Water and Farm Safety before presenting the very important Safety Flag to the School. Sincere congratulations to all involved.

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Slowing down for the sake of our Children

Jake Brennan

In June of 2014 little Jake Brennan was knocked down by a speeding driver while playing outside his home on a cul-de-sac in Kilkenny. Since then his parents have been campaigning to have speed bumps and a maximum speed of 30km/hr mandatory in residential estates nationwide (50km/hr is the current speed limit).

Our local Councillors have been asked to set up five estates as a pilot scheme for the 30km/h limit, and they have chosen Drishane View in Millstreet.

It is hoped that this will be rolled out in 2015, sooner rather than later. It’s a great initiative to protect our children, but as ever getting some to slow down and cop on is easier said than done 😕 [read more …] “Slowing down for the sake of our Children”