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27 Sept 2022

Tipperary County Council asked to have Lough Derg review talks with relevant bodies

Tipperary County Council asked to have Lough Derg review talks with relevant bodies

Tipperary County Council asked to have Lough Derg review talks with relevant bodies

Tipperary County Council has been asked by Cllr Seamus Morris to to have a review meeting with Waterways Ireland, the Gardaí and whatever other bodies are responsible for lakeside activities to discuss a number of issues.

This year has seen a rise in the level of visitors to the lake and its on-shore facilities.

Among the issues that Cllr Morris wants discussed is the provision of camper van parking slots and facilities; swimming in harbours, which is illegal; licensing and insuring of any craft over 5cc; discussions with landowners or property owners of derelict sites at amenity areas; policing of amenity areas on land and on water; discussions with Lough Derg Yacht Club on the best use for their space; the destruction of the lake by the Shannon pipeline and the encouragement of “slow tourism”.

Cllr Morris said that any such discussion should take place after this year’s summer season.

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