Staplestown was recently saddened
by the passing of Bridie Staunton, Coill Dubh. A former
resident of Staplestown for many years, Bridie was predeceased,
just six months ago, by her beloved husband, Larry. A great
neighbour with a sense of fun - She will be greatly missed.
FIRE THREATENS GILLTOWN BOG
Two units of the Fire Brigade
were called to bring a fire under control, on Gilltown Bog,
on Holy Saturday last. The fire, which was fanned by a strong
wind, spread quickly and threatened a shed containing a
large quantity of Animal foodstuff. Thanks to the quick
action of the firemen the nearby forest was saved from potential
destruction. It is not known how the fire started.
ICE HOUSE FIRE
The Fire Brigade was also
called, on Holy Saturday night, to quench a fire at Donadea
Forest Park that threatened the Ice House. This fire was
started maliciously. Timber was brought from a variety of
places around the forest and brought into the Ice House,
which was then set on fire. There was extensive smoke damage
caused to the stonework.
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