Weir campaign intensifies

Daniel Ryan from Coolagown getting the message across at last Saturday morning's protest in Fermoy. (John Ahern)

A concerted campaign to repair the weir in Fermoy has intensified with the staging of a well supported march/rally in the town last Saturday morning. 

Those seeking remedial works to be carried out have a number of strands to their arguments, ranging from the historic landmark value of the weir to the negative impact a delapidated weir has on salmon migration.

Fermoy Rowing Club members, who accounted for a large portion of marchers, argue that a continually eroding weir will affect water levels and as a result, their sport.

In his presentation to RTE recently, activist, Donal O’Keeffe, stressed the aesthetic association the weir has with Fermoy.

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