Goodbye to the cranes on the Caol

July 10th, 2018 5:05 PM

By Southern Star Team

Cathal O'Donovan of the Skibbereen Floods Committee with Denny Collins of the Paragon Bar, Siobhan Boyle of Kalbos, Jeff Heaton-Jones of Jeff's Pizzeria, Mim Hill of the Crafty Bar Woolshop and crane operator Mick Rowe, crane operator, announcing that work will be completed at the Caol stream secti

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SKIBBEREEN traders, whose businesses front the inner town car park, will soon be waving goodbye to crane operator Mick Rowe who has expertly manoeuvred his crane from on high in very tight situations over the last six months. 

The works in this area of the Caol stream in the centre of town, beside the West Cork Arts Centre, proved particularly challenging technically in recent months.  This section of the works are now nearing completion. 

Both businesses and the general public are looking forward to regainig access to the car park from Main St.

It is hoped the entrance will be reopened to pedestrians and through traffic from Friday July 13th. The rounding off of the works by Jons Engineering Construction in the inner Caol stream area also coincides with the opening date of the  ‘Coming Home’  Great Hunger exhibition in the Uillinn Arts Centre in the middle of July. 

This is one of the biggest exhibitions to come to Skibbereen, after a very successful run in Dublin.

Meanwhile, Jons are proceeding with further flood relief works in the outer car park which will continue over the next few months. 

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