A brand new state of the art roundabout that took only 2 years to build at a cost of €50 million was officially opened yesterday in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. A crowd of well over 9 people gathered for the opening ceremony and mayor of Newbridge Barney Fitzmaurice told them it was a great day for the town.
“This is what can be achieved when the nation’s top architects and engineers bring their talents together to create not only a much needed traffic relief system but also a structural masterpiece. The people of Kildare can be proud in the knowledge that they now have one of the roundiest roundabouts in the entire country. I honestly can’t wait for my speech to end so I can get into my car and go around it.”
Local Fianna Fáil TD Myles Claffey predicted the new roundabout will become one of Kildare’s top tourist attractions.
“Why would anyone from this part of the country bother travelling to the Cliffs of Moher or to Giant’s Causeway when we have this beauty on our own doorstep? I predict people will come from far and wide to marvel at its roundiness.”
Head of Newbridge Town Council Tom Bracken confirmed that due to essential roadworks the roundabout will be dug up next week.