Dangerous section of Portumna Forest Park wall which allowed deer onto road repaired

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Sections of the Portumna Forest Park wall have been repaired, including one completely fallen section which was ‘highly dangerous’  as it gave deer unhindered access to the Portuma to Woodford road.

Earlier this year Minister Ciaran Cannon made representations to Minister Andrew Doyle regarding the condition of a number of sections of the boundary wall of Portumna Forest Park.

He received confirmation from the Minister at the time that the matter would be addressed.

The Galway East Fine Gael TD said: “One of my primary concerns was a wholly collapsed section of the wall which gave unhindered access to deer inhabiting the Park onto the Portumna to Woodford road, something highly dangerous to motorists, particularly at night when there is reduced visibility.

“I am very pleased therefore to note confirmation from Minister Doyle today that Coillte engaged a contractor to carry out major repairs to the boundary wall of the Forest Park and that these repairs have now been completed.

“In particular, the collapsed section of wall to which I drew attention has been rebuilt which now greatly enhances road safety.”

The Minister added that the Forest Park is integral to the visitor experience and that he is pleased that this development will add not just to that experience but also to local road safety.