Taoiseach to officially open long awaited Collooney to Castlebaldwin road development

Public must pre-register to attend

Sligo News File

Media has been informed that the Taoiseach Michael Martin has been invited to officially open the new 14km N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Alignment Project.

The ceremony, arranged for next Monday, at Castlebaldwin, requires those proposing to attend to pre-register for the event. According to the notice circulated from Sligo County Council, interested parties can register their interest by emailing neasa.kane-fine@rpsgroup.com. However, warns the message:  ‘…your attendance will not be guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.’

Admittance, it adds, ‘is strictly limited to those who have registered and have been confirmed – if you have not pre-registered you will not be able to attend.

‘Social distancing measures will apply.

‘All media attending will be required to carry appropriate identification.

‘All those attending are required to wear a face covering.’

No reason is given for the stringent measures surrounding the launch of the taxpayer funded €100 million development – a development brought about following 16 years of campaigning by a dedicated local group. It replaces a road where tragically more than 30 fatalities have occurred.