Morris asks council to consider burying intrusive overhead cables blocking historic church

The cables in front of the bell tower at Kenyon Street graveyard
Tipperary County Council is being asked to get rid of overhead cables that are blocking the view of one of Nenagh’s historic monuments.

Tipperary County Council is being asked to get rid of overhead cables that are blocking the view of one of Nenagh’s historic monuments.

The call comes from Cllr Seamus Morris who is asking the council to consider moving or undergrounding the electric / phone cables that are hanging from poles in front of the historic tower on the church in Kenyon Street graveyard.

“This is a bit of Nenagh’s history which will be of interest to historians and tourists will not be able to get a clear photograph of this bell tower at Kenyon Street,” he said.

The Sinn Fein councillor has sent photographs of the tower in its current form with cables and also what it would look like without them to the council to let them see the improvement

Cllr Morris said it was important to consider carrying out the work because of the town’s growing band of tourists, particularly with the centenary of 1916 coming, which will bring many tourists to the area keen to capture its strong history.