After some heated discussion at a Cork County Council meeting this week, it was agreed that Coolagown village had earned the right to be considered a village for the next number of years, as long as it is agreed by public consultation.

In the draft County Development Plan 2022-2028, Coolagown had disappeared from mention under the list of villages in north Cork. It had previously been considered a village, and its demotion (or disappearance) was brought up by Cllr William O’Leary who, along with his Fermoy Municipal District (MD) colleagues, said he felt “compelled” to bring it to the floor for consideration.

The designation of Coolagown as a village (or not) could have impacts for the community in terms of future development, according to Cllr O’Leary, who also made reference to the “aspirations” of the settlement.

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