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Holywell Swords - The Road To Nowhere


This is The Road To Nowhere. It's located in Holywell just off the Drynam Road in Swords. Local people from the area are well used to looking at it in amazement.

The road was built years ago and the aim was for it to merge with an existing roundabout in the Airside Business Park and halt the large amount of traffic passing through  the Holywell estate.

The strange thing about this road is that the builder did now own the land where the road was to be built beyond the trees in the photo. He did own the piece of land up until the hedge but that's all.

The people who bought houses in Holywell believed that this road would be completed when the estate was finished. Well the estate is completed many years now and the road still leads into a hedge.

At the start of this year Fingal County Council placed a compulsory purchase order on the land behind the hedge and has put out a the road to tender. In the meantime traffic continues to flow in large amounts through the Holywell estate and this level of traffic was never supposed to pass through such a built up area with very narrow roads.

In the past week a couple of pedestrian crossings have been put in place beside the new School in the hope of slowing traffic down and giving the children a sort of safe way of crossing the road. Quiet frankly it's a miracle that nobody has being knocked down on this road through the estate.

''The Road To Nowhere - Only In Ireland ''

The Road To Nowhere Holywell Swords

Work has at last started on this new road and will be finished in 2014.

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