Alternative to the old steps
THE landmark stone steps at the top of Castle Hill are a tough climb for old age pensioners and buggy pushers, officials and elected representatives agreed.
The issue was raised by council engineer Rory Mahony, who had plans to put in a footpath at street level as an alternative way of walking from the top of the hill to Church Street. He explained that the old steps are taller than modern regulation would allow.
Cllr Seán Óg Doyle was concerned that narrowing the carriageway might present a problem for lorry drivers. Town manger Tony Larkin suggested that cones to mark the new path could be laid out as an experiment.