Sneem Garden of Senses under threat from Dutch company.

The Garden of the Senses in Sneem which is intended for the blind is under threat from a housing development. A Dutch company has lodged an application for 50 houses which will affect part of the garden if granted. The company wants to use the area as part of the entrance to the new estate. It is claimed that the company may in fact own the land and the matter is now under investigation. The secretary of the development co-operative in Sneem has called for an urgent debate on the preservation of small scenic villages under pressure for holiday and residental housing.