Local trader’s outrage at pavement destruction

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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A local businessman has been left aghast after discovering a large footprint at the front of his store. Declan McChesney, owner of Cahill Brothers in Hill Street could not have imagined what awaited him outside his store in the early hours of Monday, “Well, you’re not going to believe this but just as I was coming in to work yesterday morning, I looked down and there was this massive footprint in the beautiful new street-scape here in Hill Street.”

The pavement outside Mr McChesney’s store is due to be finished soon. This latest incident has added insult to injury regarding the footpath as Mr McChesney explained, “These footpaths have been a real nuisance for sometime now and then, when they are finally finished in front of my shop, someone or something has gone and wrecked it – disgraceful!”

The shop owner suggests that it may be related to last week’s footprint find at Slieve Gullion: “Well, I did see it [the footprint at Slieve Gullion] and it certainly looked familiar and let’s be honest; being in the shoe trade, I do know my feet and it’s definitely none of the monsters that I deal with in here.”

This recent incident has increased speculation that there may be a beast, friendly or otherwise; free to roam Newry and the surrounding area. Although Declan is irritated at the new footpath disaster and believes that there may be a monster-like species in the local area, he claims that it could actually be a friendly monster. He continued, “I know a lot of the dragons around here and none of them are bad. I reckon it’s somebody very nice looking for a wee cup of tea or even a bun.”

Currently, there is no definitive explanation as to whom or what caused the cracked pavement and the giant footprint at Slieve Gullion, or if they are even related but if they are, the people of Newry and Mourne are certainly miffed. As mentioned before, if you have any information on these incidents, please call the Ministry of Alternative Detectives on 028 3025 7885

More on this story:

Extra-terrestrial footprints found at Slieve Gullion

Newry Times TV video of last week’s Slieve Gullion footprint find:


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