Southern Star 07/06/2011

Colman O’Mahony presents a copy of new book to Passage West Town Council

Colman O’Mahony, local renown author and historian, has published a magnificent book about people and places of bygone Passage West and Monkstown.  He presented a copy of the book to Passage West Town Council at their June monthly meeting last Thursday evening in acknowledgement of the contribution which the Town Council had made towards its publication…

Article Carrigdhoun (Highlights 2007)

Article prepared for the Carrigdhoun…

Passage West/Monkstown Highlights, 2007

2007 was a busy and exciting year for the harbourside towns of Passage West and Monkstown.  This was the year that Passage West and Monkstown went global, with the launch of the very impressive new community website, www.passagewestmonkstown.ie.  Established by Passage West Town Council and funded by local businesses, this website has over 500 pages of richly illustrated information about these towns and the Cork Harbour area, directories of local businesses, clubs, voluntary organisations and local services…

Carrigdhoun 29/11/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Public meeting re. Port of Cork’s proposed container terminal at Ringaskiddy

A public meeting held in relation to the Port of Cork’s proposed move from Tivoli to the Oyster Bank at Ringaskiddy was held in the Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown on Monday 27th November.  Over 300 residents from Monkstown, Glenbrook, Passage West, Ringaskiddy, Rushbrooke, White Point, Black Point and Cobh were in attendence…

Carrigdhoun 15/11/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Hope for traffic calming in Monkstown

At last, there appears to be some hope on the horizon for traffic calming in Monkstown. 

I first raised this issue in July 2004 with the Carrigaline Area Office.  Since, the need for traffic calming on the R610 through Monkstown has received unanimous support from all Members of Passage West Town Council but, while acknowledged as being desirable, has not been in any way advanced by Cork County Council.  A preliminary design and costing of a traffic calming scheme incorporating gate treatment at the Carlisle Place end of the village, a ramped and traffic-lighted pedestrian crossing from the Sandquay through the island to the bottom of the Glen and upgrading of the pedestrian crossing at The Bosun has been awaited for the past three years…

Carrigdhoun 25/10/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Celebrating 10 years of Twinning

Chasseneuil du Poitou, Western France, and Passage West/Monkstown will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Twinning in November 2007.  A delegation of 25 people headed by the Mayor M. Claude Eidelstein and President Gisele Méchain will visit Passage West and Monkstown from 1st – 4th November 2007 to mark this anniversary.

Carrigdhoun 23/09/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Flower Festival at Sacred Heart Church, Monkstown

Since 1871, the Sacred Heart Church has stood on the side of the Monkstown hills, watching over Cork Harbour.  This coming weekend, 28th – 30th September, the Sacred Heart Church is celebrating 136 years of a pivotal role in the life of the Monkstown community by hosting the Monkstown Heritage Flower Festival…

Carrigdhoun 09/04/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Resurfacing of Monkstown village

It is great to see that the surface of the R610 through Monkstown village has finally been renewed.  As was promised by Cork County Council, this resurfacing followed the laying of the broadband fibre optic cable.

However, it is terribly disappointing that traffic calming measures did not accompany the resurfacing of the village.  Traffic calming in Monkstown village has been promised by the Carrigaline Area Office of Cork County Council for the past three years…

 

Carrigdhoun 04/09/2007

Cllr. Marcia D’Alton writes …

Proposed biodiesel processing plant in Ringaskiddy

A partnership of Bioverda and South Coast Transport proposes to construct a biodiesel processing plant at the former ADM site in Ringaskiddy.  It is anticipated that the planning application will be lodged in the next two weeks.

Bioverda, is the bioenergy subsidiary of NTR.  It has two core divisions, one dealing with biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) and the other dealing with bioenergy (biomass, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion).  Bioverda already operates two large biodiesel facilities in Germany…

Independent Councillor in the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District of County Cork