The felling of three ash trees took place on the boundary between Castlelyons National School and Fr Ferris Park during the Christmas holidays.

These had been a matter of great worry as they were in a “lethal condition” as reported by the tree surgeon when they were examined, and this proved true when they were brought down.

These trees were located at the children’s and parents’ entrance to the school from Fr Ferris Park, they could not be in a more inappropriate position.

The seriousness of the situation became crystal clear when a large limb from one of the trees came down and demolished the oil tank for Castlelyons National School during Hurricane Ophelia …

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