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13-01-2020, 01:01   #7516
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I doubt that it had anything to do with Suil Eile at the time I was there! Plenty families and couples walking both ways from Clonmel. The Suil Eile walk was further down from Carrick to Kilsheelan.
the blueway is a great amenity but is too small for bicycle and walkers.
its impossible to enjoy a walk with the bicycles, I have stopped using it as it dangerous for children.
I don't blame the bicycles - I blame the council for building a narrow path and then encouraging bicycles and walkers.
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13-01-2020, 01:53   #7517
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It was further down Maryanne. Its not too small if everyone makes space for everyone else. Today we stuck to the right hand side of the path as we walked up, en mass. So bikes overtook us on the left as did walkers and bikes coming towards us. If we saw a bike we shouted out and let the people in front/behind know so they could move to make room.

It worked a treat and there was 150 of us - just needs patience from all the users
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13-01-2020, 02:00   #7518
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It was further down Maryanne. Its not too small if everyone makes space for everyone else. Today we stuck to the right hand side of the path as we walked up, en mass. So bikes overtook us on the left as did walkers and bikes coming towards us. If we saw a bike we shouted out and let the people in front/behind know so they could move to make room.

It worked a treat and there was 150 of us - just needs patience from all the users
but you will notice something when you use the blueway regularly - no young children. people with young kids don't use it. #
its too dangerous
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13-01-2020, 08:30   #7519
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but you will notice something when you use the blueway regularly - no young children. people with young kids don't use it. #
its too dangerous
Once cyclists take their time and have a bell I don't see any issues (I'm a cyclist and have used it a few times).

If I had small kids I'd be a little weary bringing them along the path because of the river - I'd certainly be holding their hand all the way. Maybe that's just me and others wouldn't see an issue.
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13-01-2020, 09:23   #7520
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I run on the blueway and find it great, every cyclist I've ever met on it has been respectful and cycled in single file where there was more than one of them. I don't like bringing my kids up there much because they love looking over the edge and I'm a nervous wreck thinking they might fall in.
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13-01-2020, 10:04   #7521
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but you will notice something when you use the blueway regularly - no young children. people with young kids don't use it. #
its too dangerous
There were two young families on it when I was. One family had a dog too.
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Loads of kids, dogs and bikes on it yesterday. If we all slow down and be more patient, there is room for everyone IMHO
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Loads of kids, dogs and bikes on it yesterday. If we all slow down and be more patient, there is room for everyone IMHO
Exactly. I was glad to hear cyclists using bells.
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if your running or walking or cycling and minding yourself there is no issue.
you cannot bring young children on it due to its size
it is too small to accommodate the amount of people who use it
- i have no real issue with this as i consider the blue way in essence an urban path.
I personally am not going to walk the blueway and have to supervise my children or hold their hand, you cant enjoy it and they don't enjoy it.
But , I just go other places where they can run wild.
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13-01-2020, 22:51   #7525
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As a parent of a few children, the fact that it's pretty much an adults only zone adds to it's appeal for me
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As a parent of a few children, the fact that it's pretty much an adults only zone adds to it's appeal for me
Sometimes I wish they did child, teenager free shopping hours, evenings in shopping centers!
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the blueway is a great amenity but is too small for bicycle and walkers.
its impossible to enjoy a walk with the bicycles, I have stopped using it as it dangerous for children.
I don't blame the bicycles - I blame the council for building a narrow path and then encouraging bicycles and walkers.
Not much the council can do about widening it if landowenrs won't sell them the land to do it.
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anyone know of a place in clonmel that repairs phones (a cracked screen)?
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21-01-2020, 20:35   #7529
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is fuzzd up still there? behind McDonald's. If they can't do it they'll certainly direct you to someone who can
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21-01-2020, 20:39   #7530
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anyone know of a place in clonmel that repairs phones (a cracked screen)?
Cant say I know now any but anyone I've known to get cracked screens repaired in any of those sort of shops have nothing but issues with them afterwards .
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