How kind of the authorities to provide a new seat beside the river in Clonmel.
The immediate surroundings may not be the most salubrious …
… but the seat itself seems to be up to scratch, possessing all the requisite attributes: a bit to sit on, a back, several legs.
This is the view from the riverside seat.
The thing is that the seat has its back to the river. And behind it is a flood defence wall. The whole of Clonmel now has flood defence walls; I’m not sure there is anywhere in the town, with the possible exception of Denis Burke Park, that you could see the river from a seated position.