'Does it cover music blaring from service stations?' councillor query on Carlow noise plan

Do you think it should cover service station music?

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



Carlow Carlow Carlow

Cllr Will Paton

Plans to reduce noise pollution in Carlow have been put out to public consultation after a meeting of Carlow County Council on Monday. 

However, Cllr Will Paton asked: "Will it cover music blaring from service stations?"

Director of Services at the local authority, Dan McInerney, said: "No, only to do with roads." 

The Draft Noise Action Plan aims to reduce the overall number of people exposed to high levels of noise but won’t cover loud neighbours or service station music – just extreme sounds created by the likes of road or rail traffic and industrial works.

A number of specific areas have been identified and included within the "noise mapping" for Carlow which will draw up noise maps and prepare action plans for the that noise. 

Those areas include the M9, N80 and Carlow Town’s Dublin Street, Burrin Street, between Tullow Street and Kennedy Avenue, the R417, Kennedy Avenue between Potato Market and Barrack Street, Barrack Street itself, Dublin Road, Kilkenny Road, south of the slip road, the Royal Oak Road at Bagenalstown and Tullow Street in Carlow at the Barrack Street junction.