The Chairman of a Mayo County Council strategic committee has slammed as ‘daft’ National Road Authority policy to make all welcome signs at the various Mayo borders smaller, as seen in the Charlestown sign (above).
Cllr Jarlath Munnelly made the comments at last week’s Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee meeting in Castlebar after another councillor described the sign on the new Charlestown by-pass as ‘miserable’.
“There’s a sign coming into Mayo on the Charlestown by-pass saying ‘Welcome to Mayo’ and it is the most miserable sign in Mayo,” said Cllr Blackie Gavin. “It is like something with just one leg. We have major signs all over our county welcoming people and surely to God we can produce something better. It wouldn’t lift your heart to be returning to Mayo and to see that. It is disgraceful. I know it is probably the NRA that are behind it.”
Castlebar-based Cllr Gavin added that other larger signs in the country were the way forward.