Residents in Turlough have raised the issue of a playground for local children at a community meeting this week, according to Cllr Harry Barrett. The Labour party local election candidate said this week that he was contacted after the meeting to request that the council provide a playground for local children. The meeting was told that there are some 120 children under the age of 12 within a two mile radius of the village, and currently they have no public play facility.
Barrett said: "Residents have raised this issue with me and I intend to raise it with council officials. The Turlough community pays its property tax, like every other area, yet it has no public play facility for the children. I will request a meeting with the area engineer to discuss the way in which this playground can be put on the agenda with Mayo County Council.”