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The remains of a street light which fell off a building facade on Castle St last Friday

The remains of a street light which fell off a building facade on Castle St last Friday

The remains of a street light which fell off a building facade on Castle St last Friday

Two women narrowly avoided potentially catastrophic injuries on Friday morning when a heavy street lamp plummeted onto a town centre street.

At 9.40am on Friday the heavy lamp, which had been attached to the facade of a building close to the Bank of Ireland branch on Castle Street, broke from its bracket fell onto the road.

While no-one was hurt - and the street was quiet at the time - CCTV footage from a nearby business, that was shown to The Kerryman, revealed that the incident was, very nearly, far more serious.