FERMOY WEIR GETS A NEW LOOK AS TREES ARE REMOVED
Fermoy councillor John Murphy, the instigator behind the project, has this week acknowledged the work of those associated with the recent removal of trees and debris from the weir on the River Blackwater.
Speaking to The Avondhu, Cllr Murphy said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all those who helped remove the trees from the weir on Thursday evening of last week. As these trees had become an unattractive feature on the weir, it was time to remove them, not alone for Fermoy Regatta, but to prevent any potential damage to the weir.
“I would like to thank fire officer William Bane and the members of Fermoy Fire Brigade who carried out the safe and professional removal of the trees. I would also like to thank the members of Fermoy Rowing Club who provided assistance on the river, Mick Garner from Arc Tree Services and Con Collins of Cork County Council.
“Finally, I must commend Billy and Joe and all the volunteers who helped remove the timber from the quayside and clean up after the exercise, thus ensuring that our town looked its best. Well done to everyone involved on a great team effort,” Cllr Murphy concluded.
Thursday 7th July 6:30pm