River users ‘impressed’ with proposed plans for Fermoy Weir

Plans for Fermoy weir, shared at a meeting that took place amongst stakeholders, received a largely positive reaction from those in attendance.

The operator of the Fermoy Wheely Boat, Chris ‘Kipper’ O’Donovan, said that he was ‘highly impressed’ with the proposed works for their weir, which, once complete, will once again allow for Fermoy’s wheelchair accessible boat to continue operations. The facility is 15 years in operation this year.

“We’re 15 years on the river this year and the breach in the weir has caused a loss in finance as well as accessibility problems for people in wheelchairs accessing the river. I was going to throw the towel in …” Mr O’Donovan affirmed.

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