Dangerous driving near schools was causing serious concerns 21 years ago as Cork County Council received a strongly worded warning from Bunscoil na Toirbhirte, Mitchelstown. Such was the danger that their Junior Traffic Warden Scheme was suspended and they sent a letter to the council advising them of the potentially deadly crossing point. The school had to cut short its scheme because of ‘excessive speed and volume of traffic’ passing the school, it also had strong criticisms regarding the training.
There were also concerns at Castlelyons NS where there were complaints about speeding motorists. There were concerns from representatives who said that such was the danger posed by heavy goods vehicles and cars that there was a risk that the school would be declared unsafe. Local woman Mary Crowley, vice principal, declared: “There are trucks flying around the corner, ready to take all and sundry with them.”
Granny Nellie Fitzgerald was honoured on the front page as she faced into the Over 60s Talent competition due to be held at Cork Opera House. The mother of eleven and grandmother of 22 from Mitchelstown was set to sing her signature tune ‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline. She was no stranger to competition having won the Queen of the Galtees previously.
There were strong calls for a bus service in Ballindangan to bring people between Glanworth and Mitchelstown via the village. Dave Ryall was making an appeal on behalf of his fellow citizens, who he said were desperate for a bus to link the village.