A Kerry County Councillor has called for Killorglin Playground to be locked at night. Councillor Michael Cahill said the Playground is a place for children to play and enjoy themselves and is not a place for anti social behavior, drink and drug parties, etc, at night time.
“I have been contacted by a number of mother’s in the Killorglin area who have stopped bringing their children to the Playground as they deem it to be unsafe.” “I have been informed that it is quite common to find broken bottles and glass, graffiti, empty cans, used condoms and all types of rubbish in the playground,” stated Councillor Cahill. The Fianna Fail Councillor said it was very disappointing as a lot of work went into the provision of a Playground in Killorglin by Kerry County Council and a hard working local committee at the time.
“It would be great if a local group could take responsibility for the closing of the playground every night, however we tried that before to no avail,” stated the Rossbeigh Councillor. The Local Councillor said the only option now available to stop the anti social behavior is to lock the Playground at night.
Councillor Cahill also said the Playground needs a major overhaul as he has received a number of complaints that it has now become rundown and unsightly looking.