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President Obama’s Great Great Great Grandfather, (Mr. Falmouth Kearney), hailed from the village of Moneygall in County Offaly. See photographs below. But the adjacent junction on the M7 motorway needs to be treated with caution.
The motorway sculpture called ‘The Hitchhiker’ has been stolen from the M7 motorway near Monasterevin in County Kildare. It was a 3.5 meter high piece of bronze and weighted 1000kg. See the newspaper article here.
It is thought that the theft was motivated by the current high price of metal rather than any desire for the sculpture itself. Interestingly in the newspaper article the original artist estimates the scrap value would be €30,000. But I think this might be an over estimation. Continue reading
Last week marked a mile stone day in the history of Ireland’s road infrastructure. The last section of the M7 opened, between the towns of Nenagh and Castletown. This final section of link motorway is 36km long and it cost 365 million euro to build. The total length of this completed motorway is 195 km. As a result, apart from one signal controlled traffic junction (Newlands Cross), ever major city in Ireland is linked to the capital, Dublin, with either a motorway or high quality duel carriageway. Continue reading