It was a long time coming, but after 30 years the residents of Greenwood Drive on the Red Barns Road are over the moon with a excellent new road surface.
Yet it didn’t come easy for the residents, who have had to put up with a road surface that has been in decline for the best part of three decades.
“I’m here thirty one years and this is the first new road surface,” says Bernard Dunne, who has campaigned for the new road surface. “Taxi drivers used to give out to me for bringing them down it!”
It is estimated that the new road cost over €20,000.
“It’s money well spend as there are at least 50 families along this road. We have a great community spirit here and we always doing what we could, but the amount of potholes were really a major issue.
“The council have done great job on it. It has really made a difference. I’d like to thank Cllr Oliver Morgan for keeping the issue alive at the council.”
Brendan McQuaid, another happy resident says: “It was a 1st World War battlefield!
“Visually it was bringing down the street and it was obviously not good for cars.
“They started working on it last Tuesday. They’ve done a great job fixing the road.”