Some recent photos on the canvass trail
Local Election 2019
Cllr. Leyden welcomes Ireland’s Largest Fast Charger for EVs to be installed at Casey’s Circle K, Roscommon
I am delighted that Roscommon, the County Town will have the largest fast Charger for Electric Vehicles in the Country (80 kw) installed at Casey’s Circle K Roscommon in May 2019.
Well done to Jim McCausland, Manager Casey’s Circle K and Peter, Jim and the Casey Family for their foresight in bringing this EV Fast Charger to Town.
This is great for people with EV cars in the area and it is fantastic for promoting more visits to Roscommon by addressing the EV fast charging black spot. The fast charging point will put Roscommon Town back on the map for people with EV cars planning weekends away in Ireland etc. Jim’s determination in getting the EV Fast Charger unit installed before the Summer 2019 Tourism season is truly commendable. Jim, who is Chairperson of the County Roscommon Tourism forum is acutely aware of how this practical measure will improve visitor numbers to the County.
Casey’s Circle K is being proactive and putting the necessary infrastructure in place that will see Electric vehicles fully charged in half an hour. They are also playing an important role in encouraging more people to opt for Electric Vehicles by improving the supporting infrastructure, thus helping the environment.
I am disappointed that we are still waiting on Government to invest in the network of fast charging points in the Country and heartened that a local business is taking the initiative and showing their commitment to the area.
I would also like to thank John Mockler, Roscommon Municipal District Coordinator again for his assistance in improving the visibility of the standard (slow charging) EV charging areas in Roscommon Town with green marking thus making it easier for people with electric cars to charge their vehicles without obstruction.
Edenville House meeting
Energy, Passion, Ideas, a community in motion...it was a pure joy to facilitate at the Roscommon Town Team “Friends of Edenville House” event this morning in Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms.
Thanks to everyone that came and shared their ideas for the future of Edenville (Blacks) House which is an incredible cultural heritage resource for Roscommon Town and County. The potential is immense...appreciating the past and looking to the future.
I will compile the ideas presented at the group work session earlier and organise a follow up meeting for all those interested through Roscommon Town Team.
I will also organise a visit to Edenville House through Roscommon County Council as the next step in the revitalisation of Edenville House and continue to work with Roscommon Town Team and Roscommon County Council to realise our vision.
Some drawings used from Roscommon Civic Trust, Feasibility Study into a Flagship Cultural Tourism Project (Edenville House) 2011
Thanks Helen McGinty (RTT) for helping with set up and registration this morning and Marian Harlow (RTT) for bringing the Roscommon Town Team banner & Thank Larry Brennan, Chairperson and all Roscommon Town Team for supporting the project. Thanks Mary, Cait and Eamonn and all at Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms . Thanks Michelle Hughes-Walsh Photography from Roscommon People and Gerry O' Loughlin Roscommon Herald for covering the event.
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