Road widening for Abbeyleix school

THE public roadway adjacent to Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix could soon be widened, with permission applied for to expand access to the school grounds.

THE public roadway adjacent to Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix could soon be widened, with permission applied for to expand access to the school grounds.

Sr Carmel McEvoy has applied to Laois County Council for the works, which are being put in place to provide access for any future possible development of the land owned by the Brigidine Sisters.

The owner of the land is the Kildare and Leighlin Trust, and Fr Gerard Ahern, PP, has given his permission for the widening of the road.

A decision is due from Laois County Council by June 26.