Kilcoole

Charlesland and Kilcoole left out of new Bus Information System

Posted by | Charlesland/Eden Gate, Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11, Uncategorized | 616 Comments

A new bus information system is currently being trialled in Dublin Centre. Once tested and live it will be spread out to the suburbs. However only 13 locations are being considered for North Wicklow, way below the percentage of population in the area. ‘We seem to get ignored in Regional Initiatives and it is essential that we get more of these displays’. These signs show the next 4 busses arriving at the bus stop and the time to arrival, similar to DART stations. They are useful especially further out where…

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Council loses money for Kilcoole Path

Posted by | Community Facilities, Kilcoole | 231 Comments

The footpath from Holywell Estate in Kilcoole needs completing to the village. The path outside Holywell is good but people must now walk in the busy and narrow Sea Road for a short section and it is dangerous. A condition of the Planning Permission was that €37,000 should be paid by the developer to the Council so they could complete the path. I have been asking the Council for a month whether this money was received and where is it now but can’t get an answer. This money must now…

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Kilcoole, The Future Blueprint

Posted by | Community Facilities, Kilcoole | 787 Comments

The Kilcoole Plan was recently finalized and I intend to press to ensure that proper facilities are provided: Children’s Playground I worked hard to ensure that the Plan provided for a Children’s Playground and small Public Park on Sea Road/LottLane. We were very involved in getting the playgrounds in Greystones and Newcastle. Both of these have worked well. The landowner has generously agreed to donate an acre for this. This site has some archaeological issues which will take time to resolve. We are pushing the Council to work with the…

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More DARTs Coming

Posted by | Community Facilities, Greystones, Kilcoole, Transport M50/N11 | 3,850 Comments

I campaigned for 22 years, together with Cllr. George Jones, to get the DART to Greystones and have continued to press for more trains. I tried to meet the Chairman of CIE about a long-term plan, unfortunately he did not agree to meet but he said that he will consider providing extra DARTs. Irish Rail have just informed us that they are hoping to provide a regular service to Greystones every half hour, at a fixed time after the hour, from October. This includes filling the current gap from 8.30…

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