What was described as ‘an ongoing problem at bank holidays and weekends’, brought strong criticism this week on the use of quad bikes and scramblers in Kilworth forest. 

A local resident, in a letter to The Avondhu, expressed his concern for the welfare of the general public because of the ‘ongoing dangerous driving of quad bikes and scramblers’.

Pat O’Sullivan said this activity was a time when families were taking a break with their children and showing them the wildlife, etc.

He said he counted 20 scramblers and 12 quad bikes last weekend and asked if Coillte would take action against this activity ‘and leave the public enjoy the lovely walks at a time of the dangerous coronavirus’.

Glenseskin Wood was extremely busy at the weekend with people of all ages taking to what is an outstanding amenity, one that is usually quiet and peaceful.

Pat suggested that a blanket ban be put on such unsocibal activities, suggesting that perhaps a forest ranger could be deployed to sort it out.

“Please let us and our children and grandchildren walk in peace and serenity,” he pleaded.