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An oil spill incident which initially effected the River Al on the River Shannon in mid August received due attention and discussion at the monthly meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District.
With the aim of keeping Athlone clean, Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. John Dolan, welcomed members of Irish Water to Athlone to take part in a litter pick. The Irish Water representatives were members of the technical advisors service team who took a break from their national meeting to help a local community group.
A feasibility study pertaining to the possible reopening of the Athlone canal for navigation purposes was proposed at the Municipal District meeting recently.
The Athlone Canal Heritage Committee was formed in March 2018 with the objective to engage in activities that will not only improve the appearance, biodiversity, water quality and environmental standing of the Athlone canal but also promote awareness of the built, cultural, natural and water heritage of the waterway.
Mayor Frankie Keena has called a special incommittee meeting this week of Athlone Municipal District to start the process of identifying and examining major infrastructural projects that would generate both economic and social benefits to the Athlone and wider areas.