My first motion at yesterday’s (19th Dec) MD meeting, ‘That councillors are provided with an update of the work of the Curragh Forum re protecting and promoting the Curragh Plains to include responses to previous requests that representations be made regarding a more broad representation on the forum; that the 21 acres of common land cordoned off by a private individual be opened; the promotion of the Curragh Plains trail application.
Report Issued by: Department of Defence, Newbridge, Co. Kildare : It is assumed that the “21 acres of common land cordoned off by a private individual” is an area of the Curragh Plains fenced by Kildare County Council /TII as part of the construction of the N7. The area is fenced and there is a gate onto the land. It has come to the attention of the Department of Defence that one of the sheep grazers was locking this gate. This lock has been removed and the individual has been advised that they do not have permission from the Department of Defence to lock this gate in future. (Further information attached).