MITCHELSTOWN CLOCKS TICKING BACK INTO ACTION
A couple of months ago, The Avondhu ran an article on public clocks that were not working in Mitchelstown.
It can now be confirmed that out of the four public clocks surveyed, three appear to have been fixed and are back in fine ticking form. But what is the importance of a public clock? Well, primarily, of course, because people need them.
Not everyone wears a watch; certainly more do now than years ago when public clocks were an object of civic pride.
However, it can be frustrating to see a public clock that’s not working! Some people depend on these clocks being accurate. Public clocks are also part of the landscape and are indicative of what goes on in the building.
What does it say to the community not to have your clock working?
In a time where people are so busy rushing about, somehow our attention seems to have shifted to other things.
Granted, not all clocks are masterpieces but even the mundane ones should tell the time!
Thursday 20th May 6:51pm