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If someone can present to me the benefits of the proposed North/South bridge at Narrow Waters, please do it - because I, for the life of me, don't get it.
How many squillions of euro was the Co Louth estimate - and by how many further squillions do we now find ourselves out?
Even if someone were to tell me the whole thing is to line someone's pocket, I should be delighted. At least, we would have a reason.
Narrow Waters is a chicane in the Newry river between the aforementioned dump, Newry and pretty and unexploited Warrenpoint. The plan is to build a bridge at this point, between Co Down in the North and Co Louth in the South - the argument being that it will generate a new improved economy in the area. If they mean giving work to contrite brickies and plasterboarders, good enough: the rest? What where why when?
The conflation of Co Louth and Co Down - for some hillwalkers, a pleasant wheeze and donkey-route alternative to obvious Newry. For the rest of the world - so what?
Money into rural South Co Down and North Co Louth - what to buy? Chicken wire, fly swats and a galvanised bucket?
Warrenpoint and Rostrevor is completely unprepared for any more tourist business - or in fact any tourist business - and Omeath? Anyone want to buy some mementos of the past, now lovingly set in concrete?
From the South, go to Newry and you can buy all the rubbish you want and head North; from the North, go to Newry and you can buy all the rubbish you want and head South. This is not rocket science.
My suspicion is that this bridge would have monumental Northern political significance and I am surprised the flag-wavers aren't already out - and that in my view is not enough to spend €40m on it. Actually nothing is.


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Walker's €40k claim against NPWS overturned i
brenno 2 days ago.
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tommyclarke 4 days ago.
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melohara a week ago.
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Sgurr nan Coireachan: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small foot
melohara a week ago.
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Near Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Bunsen7 5 days ago.
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The Big Gun: A Big View
mcrtchly a week ago.
A view of the Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and the southern ridge of the Reeks taken after a light fall of snow in late January 2017

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Sgurr a'Choire Riabhaich: If Allt a' Choire Charnaig in spate there's a small
melohara a week ago.
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Tievebaun: Crash of 42-31420 in 1943
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Slievenaglogh: Interesting views from a minor summit.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
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GSheehy 6 days ago.
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Lannimore Hill: A nice walk
Wilderness 2 weeks ago.
You can park at the south side of Lannimore Hill ; close to where the Ballinlea and Maghery roads meet: D042426. Wanting to do a longer walk I parked at Ballintoy and walked the wildest way up ,(...

  
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Reforestation row in Scotland
Aidy 3 days ago.
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