Shelters sought for Donegal parks

Letterkenny councillors raise the issue for town parks

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Shelters sought for Donegal parks

A section of Bernard McGlinchey Town Park in Letterkenny.

Councillors in Letterkenny want shelters to be provided in the Bernard McGlinchey Town Park and Ballymacool Town Park.

Raising the issue at a Letterkenny Municipal District meeting, Cllr. Dessie Shiels said a shelter would be particularly useful for pedestrians and those with young children when it rains.

He said that he had witnessed an incident of a downpour at Ballymacool, and how a woman had to take her two young children to stand in the toilet block for shelter. She did not have a car and had no option when trying to find shelter from the rain.

Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, who seconded the motion, said it did not need to be a large structure. “I think it is a sensible thing to be looking at,” he said.

The council said there are currently no plans for the installation of shelters.