I have said in a previous blog post that Little Island Golf Course situated east of Cork City is a very special historic place. A truly wonderful unique golf course build on an old limestone quarry site that runs alongside the River lee. See photo below of 6th green surrounded by those magnificent quarries.

The next hole, the par three 7th is one of Little Island’s feature golf holes, a hole that has tested the best of visiting and local golfers over the years.

As you can see from the above photo the planners at Cork County Council have allowed a series of buildings to be constructed perched at the edge of the quarries on the right of the 7th hole creating an unbelievable eyesore. What must our overseas golfing visitors think of the way planning is done in Ireland. What’s more every visitor who approaches Cork City from the sea and comes up the River Lee to Cork city can see exactly what has been allowed to happen.

I don’t know whether the planners are at fault or whether the owners of the factories have not carried out their planning permission obligations.

It’s not good enough

Ted Dwyer Family Business

January 2018