Famous area badly neglected

SINN FEIN county councillor Jim Loughran wants Glyes Quay restored to some of its former glory.

SINN FEIN county councillor Jim Loughran wants Glyes Quay restored to some of its former glory.

The councillor said the public area at the famous quay has been badly neglected.

“This is pure neglect,” Cllr McLoughran said. “The sea wall is crumbling, the litter binds are rotting, and the whole general space is a danger to the public.

“The private caravan park is extremely well kept and is used the whole year round, but this public area is just dreadful.

“The railing along the seafront is rotting. If kids were playing round it, it would collapse. The toilets are unhygienic and unusable. There is no electricity in the toilets. All the fittings are there but there is no power.

“I have taken the matter up with the county council officials. I was told that ‘the issue of responsibility for works above and below the high water mark at Glyes Quay is being investigated,’ and they would have a response as soon as its available.

“In my younger days everyone went to Glyes Quay during the summer. It was the place to be.

“That might not be the case now, but it would take very little money to put it right.

“It’s a landmark along our coast and at a time when we are promoting tourism in the county, I think it is important that we try and do something about this this famous site,” Cllr Loughran said.