Ephemera 5: a mystery

The Westmeath Independent reports on the opening of a new service block at Coosan Point:

Meanwhile, in Athlone, with a delicious irony that couldn’t have been lost on those in attendance, just as Ireland Inc was going down the toilet – the council in Westmeath was opening, yes, you guessed it, toilets!

At a low-key ribbon cutting ceremony, which suffered from unfortunate timing, and which was accompanied by more than a touch of farce, Waterways Ireland staff and Westmeath County Council management congregated on Monday last to officially open a new upgraded service block of toilets and showers at the Coosan Point amenity area.

Unfortunately the report does not say what the “touch of farce” was. Information welcome.



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