Councillors John Hogan and Sean Ryan have called for a Masterplan to be drawn up for Templetuohy and Littleton bogs by Bord na Mona as the lifetime of the bogs comes to a close.
The matter was raised by Cllr Hogan at a meeting of the Thurles Templemore Municipal Council this week and he suggested the possibility of a cycle route along the old railtrack which runs through the bog, under the motorway and the old Dublin-Cork road.
“We need to have a masterplan for the area drawn up because with the bog life is nearing it's end, I would be concerned that so much land could be just left to turn into a wilderness. They have achieved great things in other places and I think we should be moving towards that here as well,” Cllr Hogan said.
Cllr Sean Ryan agreed with Cllr Hogan's comments and said that Bord na Mona provided great employment over many years in Littleton and Templetuohy but there are now fears for the bog which need to be addressed.