Councillor fears Carrick-on-Shannon may will lose some of its character after public realm works

A Leitrim Councillor fears that some of Carrick-on-Shannon’s unique character could be lost in a multi-million euro upgrade of the town’s streetscape.

Details of the public realm enhancement programme were revealed to Carrick-on-Shannon Councillors this morning at their monthly meeting, which includes work starting in January.

The development of a car park at Flynn’s Field will be the opening stage of an estimated €7million project which will see new footpaths and roads layed throughout the town.

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Concerns have been expressed how the works will affect the town, with contractors committing to having work completed by December next year.

This is despite no work at all taking place during June, July and August.

Councillor Des Guckian feels the work will result in the town losing its unique appeal: