I welcome the fact that the Part 8 Planning application for the undergrounding of services in the centre of Athenry is prepared and will be submitted to the planners in Galway County Council shortly.

‘Athenry is a very historic town full of built heritage and the overhead cables are taking from the theme of the town centre’.

Putting the services in ducts underground will remove an eyesore and help enhance the look of the town centre.
Similar works have been undertaken in Dunmore, Headford and Tuam under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development.

‘We need to continue to enhance our towns in order to ensure they are attractive as places to visit, work or live in’