Designs for proposed upgrades to the public park and playground located at the Árd Mhuilleann area in Mitchelstown will be progressed by the Architects Department in Cork County Council, after calls to improve the public space and to make the playground more suitable for children with special needs.

Cllr June Murphy raised the issue of the public park at the September meeting of Fermoy Municipal Authority and said the park is not being utilised enough at present.

“I have a number of parents who actually travel all the way to Fermoy to use the new wheelchair swing that’s over there and they just think it’s fantastic,” she said. “They were saying it’s such a shame that we don’t have something like that in Mitchelstown. We do have a lovely park, but it’s not suitable for children with disabilities.

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