samuel j wrote:Welcome Sir Norman.... 1st of many posts I hope.
Strange view by residents that no link, they all well sourced water supplies I would think...and would have though many good and bad tanks in area. Septic tank permission I believe have now got tighter (or at least according to two pals of mine that have recently built..costly I hear) but many houses have been built on that bally-walter stretch before recent times so would doubt if all have decent systems and/or correct perculation
with respect to neighnours wells.
You know any more about the 90+ houses mentioned in thread by and the helpfulness of a councillor...
THE_Chris wrote:There is a local community water scheme in Ballymore/Walterstown. Its provided from a 150-200ft deep well on reasonably high ground.
Most people do have wells, my folks live in the general area and have a 120ft deep one. Nicest water Ive ever tasted, I will say that., much better than the shite I get here up in Galway. It was tested a few years ago, and passed all tests, except for a slightly high Nitrate (or Nitrite, cant remember) concentration. That said, they're on the edge of development and are effectively 'first in line' for the water flow.
All houses have septic tanks, yes they are getting much more strict with them, but Id say most houses would fail a test if there is one.
IMO Ballymore should be left as it is (no more ribbon development and no estates thx). Much better infrastructure is needed (transport, water, etc etc etc) before anything should go ahead. And maybe a shop. Concentrate tasteful development on Cobh, and leave Ballymore etc a greenfield site as it is. Maybe a bit of a streetscape, but keep it to Ballymore, and not sprawl it out to Walterstown.
Edit: And does anyone else think it crazy that Cobh, as an island, is under two seperate governing bodies? The town, up to Cuskinny, is under Cobh, the rest of the island under Midleton??? So the country area gets shafted cos Midleton dont give a rats about it.
samuel j wrote:Indeed Imokilly People viwed in Cobh as an East Cork paper and readership would be miniscule... nasty old tack. The Cllr not doing himself any favours......ah well his choice.
Praxiteles wrote:Bingo Sam!
You got it in one. Now we shall have to arrange the prize..... How about a Veuve or dare I speak the name of Kristal?
Praxiteles wrote:I think that was another Kristall...with two "l"s !!
samuel j wrote:I jujst knew you would spot that.......
John Locke - Fenian poet and journalist..I didn't make it up....swear
John Locke himself was born in Minauns, Callan on July 26, 1847. His father was Thomas Locke, an accountant in the leather firm of Mr. Patrick Cody, and his mother was Mary Ryan, a Tipperary woman.
At school John was known as â€˜The Little Officerâ€™ because of his black breaded cap, but attracted more attention for his ability to play the game of hurling.
John Locke was regarded as the most stylish hurler that Callan National School had ever seen.
When in school John used to write verses of poetry on slips of paper and went on to have his first of many poems published in 1863 at the age of 16 years. The most famous of these poems was Dawn on the Irish Coast, written in 1877 and later included in school books by the Irish Christian Brothers. He is best remembered in Callan for his poem The Calm Avonree. As a teenager John became involved in the Nationalist movement through his poetry and journalism, and became a prominent figure at Nationalist meetings held in his own county.
During the year 1867 John was arrested and after the formality of a trial was sentenced to six monthsâ€™ jail in Kilkenny. He was later released on bail but he was determined to continue as a member of the I.R.B.
Locke then visited Manchester and after that to America and continued to be an active Nationalist.
In 1881 John Locke married Mary Cooney â€“ a native of Kilkenny city â€“ in Villanova College in New York. This ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Joseph Locke, O.S.A., brother of Jim.
On January 31, 1889 John Locke died at the early age of 42 years.
Praxiteles wrote:I notice in the weekly report ending 17 November 2006 for Planning Permission Application Received by Cork County Council that Pfizer's have an application for the construction of some more chimney stacks. Has anyone else noticed?
phatman wrote:I have it on good authority that the Spike Island Prison is not to go ahead, instead it is to be located in Kilworth. Fantastic news!