Black Mark is Removed from Point
Sligo Weekender, June 17 2003
house labelled a ‘black mark’ against Rosses Point has been demolished just
days after the Sligo Weekender enquired about its ownership.
house and its prominent position close to the main promenade, was highlighted as
a negative visual point in the village by the judges of the national Tidy Towns
temporary house at the entrance to the village was erected by the Council to
house a local family prior to a more permanent home being constructed.
it remained unoccupied for a number of years and had fallen into a derelict
local tidy towns committee, who worked tirelessly to keep the village in trim
could do nothing about the house, which passed from Council control to that of a
private developer who owned the land on which it was built.
a number of phone calls ahead of this year’s round of Tidy Towns judging, the
Sligo Weekender tried to ascertain who was responsible for the building.
five days of enquiries beginning, the premises was demolished and the rubble
taken away. The site and adjoining land are earmarked for a large scale
development comprising houses, town houses and apartments.