Charlie O’Toole Bridge 45th Anniversary


Local Tallaght Rep Cllr. Charlie O’ Connor recently asked the CEO of South Dublin County Council (SDCC) to advise on arrangements to provide a nameplate or stone at the Charlie O’ Toole Bridge in Tallaght. The question was as follows “To ask the CEO that given the approaching 45th anniversary of the official opening of the first bridge across the Tallaght by-pass at Tallaght Village/St Dominics and noting that the original namestone of the bridge commemorating Charlie O’Toole, the co-founder in 1969 with Fr. Paul Hynes OP of Tallaght Welfare Society, went missing; will he now make arrangements to provide a suitable nameplate/stone at the Charlie O’Toole bridge; will he confirm the position and make a statement?”

The reply from SDCC entailed “The Charlie O’Toole bridge is due for a parapet upgrade and this is co-ordinated by the TII who have charge for this bridge. Once the parapet design is complete SDCC will request the inclusion of a plaque with the TII as part of these works.”  

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