Despite promises, another Summer has gone by with an inadequate water supply at the national pilgrimage site of Croagh Patrick,  and residents of Murrisk, Lecanvey and out as far as Louisburgh are left with a discoloured supply, often not fit for human consumption.

The public toilets at the base of the reek remain outdated and inadequate for the volume of visitors using the facilities, and there is insufficient parking for buses and coaches at the ever popular tourist location.

These were the strong views again expressed by Wesport Independent councillor Christy Hyland at this week’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.

He asked council management for an update on the rural water grant funding announced earlier this year by government, and queried why or if a new public water supply for the Murrisk, Lecanvey, Louisbourg areas will be included.

Council officials said they expect the details of the grant announcements this month, and also told the cllr that the public toilets at Croagh Patrick will be upgraded.

Councillor Hyland has been telling Midwest News  about the continuous frustration for local residents and businesses in the area coping with an inadequate water supply.

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