MITCHELSTOWN COULD HAVE HAD THE BLACK FOREST OF IRELAND
The stretch of land from Mitchelstown to Cahir along the old road could have become the Black Forest of Ireland, and this lost opportunity could have saved the town from the recession it is in now. This is according to Ireland’s oldest forrester Michael McNamara, who was given the job of planting this stretch of forestry in 1938.
Speaking to The Avondhu this week, just two weeks after he turned 100, Mr McNamara said that not planting this forestry is something that he regrets to this day, as it could have created vast local employment and made Mitchelstown a forestry town.
Friday 10th August 8:52am