I’ve written to Fingal County Council on called on them to install public lighting on the footpath through the Tir na nOg park in Carpenterstown

Tir na nOg park is a great amenity space for residents in Carpenterstown. It is used as a training ground for young GAA teams. It also acts as a shortcut for people travelling between any of the estates off the Diswellstown Road and the shops at the Carpenter Pub.

However, the park has absolutely no internal lighting. The only source of light is that which comes from some lights within the perimeter of Castleknock Community College. The lack of lighting is a hazard due to the uneven surface on the path. Further, the fact that the park is so dark is a security concern for people walking through it, particularly on winter evenings.

While everyone accepts that the capital budget of Fingal County Council is tight, I believe that the Council needs to look at installing public lighting in the park, particularly along the path running beside the boundary with Castleknock Community College, which is the most used route in the park.

One thought on “Public lighting vital for Tir na nOg park in Carpenterstown

  1. Roderic, I see this post is dated a year ago and still no lighting has been installed in tir na nog park. I am writing to you this evening following an attack which took place on a young girl on Saturday morning 18th of October at 7.30am while she was on her way to work. It was a very serious assault and the offender got away. We need to address the safety issue of our local park and the installation of lights is one measure which will help address the problem. Your help will be much appreciated on this matter.
    Yours Aoife Diamond
    local resident.

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