OYLEGATE USE HERITAGE TO ENTICE MOTORISTS TO STOP
THE GARDAÍ MAY SOON have allies to ensure there's no speeding through Oylegate – whiskey and Irish country women.
This year the local Tidy Towns committee was encouraged to consider ' the eventual provision of a dedicated pull-in parking area in the village designated for visitors, so that they can stop awhile and appreciate the qualities of your village'.
They have been advised to use the interesting cultural heritage of the famous Power family (the whiskey producers) and the ICA (the village is home to the country's longest running guild) to try persuade people to perhaps stop there.
'All this would also serve educational purposes, and cause some of the fast traffic to stop awhile and enjoy your village. This in turn would give the village a calmer ambience with strolling passersby,' said the adjudicators.
The village is also complimented on its new sculpture of two ladies chatting on a bench, installed earlier this year to commemorate the centenary of the ICA.