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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Take Navans bull by the horns

Navan Town Council had commissioned a sculpture of a bull for their town centre, but the plans were met by opposition from townspeople.At the a meeting of Louth County Council, Colr Savage noted that the County Manager of the royal county was having a bit of trouble putting a

Scheming Queen Mebh once cast her eye on the Brown Bull of Cooley, but now Colr Peter Savage wants to give Navan’s controversial bull a home on the pennisula.

Navan Town Council had commissioned a sculpture of a bull for their town centre, but the plans were met by opposition from townspeople.

At the a meeting of Louth County Council, Colr Savage noted that the County Manager of the royal county was having a bit of trouble putting a bull in Navan.

He proposed that they should write to him saying that they would purchase the bull, adding that Colr Nicky McCabe had told him that a good price would be ?90 per hundredweight. “I have a place for him at Bush in North Louth.”

“It’s all bull talk,” quipped Colr Frank Godfrey, while Colr Michael O’Dowd said he had heard a story on the radio recently about a bull firing blanks.

“We would only want him for aestethic purposes,” replied Colr Savage.

He added that he felt that it was an opportunity not to be missed, as the bull was not going anywhere in Meath. “We should take the bull by the horns,” he urged.

The bull was to be put in the centre of Navan to commemorate the fact that it had once been a market but now the councillors there didn’t want it.



Over 2,000 signed a petition opposing the bull in the centre of Navan, but the Town Council there have since decided to go ahead with the original proposal after being warned that members could be surcharged in the event of financial loss to the council.

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