Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale

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Cllr Adam Teskey and Deputy Tom Neville at the River Deel in Rathkeale.

FINE Gael representatives in West Limerick are this week calling for the River Deel in Rathkeale to be cleaned up.

The River Deel is approximately 63km long, rising in Dromina, County Cork and entering the river Shannon at Askeaton, County Limerick.

According to Deputy Tom Neville and Cllr Adam Teskey, the river is in need of much maintenance particularly in Rathkeale.

“The clean-up of this part of the river would have a major visual impact on the area. More needs to be done in allowing the river reach its full potential as an amenity to the people of Rathkeale and surrounding areas,” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.

“Just over two years ago the OPW carried out maintenance works on the river bank as there were falling trees collapsing into it at Orchard Avenue in Rathkeale. I have corresponded to the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Minister Kevin Boxer Moran on the matter and Cllr Teskey is expected to put forward a motion on the issue in the next area meeting of the Adare/Rathkeale Municipal District,” he added.