New look 'Pool Playground' in Fermoy set to reopen
The Clancy Street/Redmond Street/Devlin Street/Emmet Street district of Fermoy is home to all age groups, from babes in arms to the most senior of senior citizens. Across the way in Springfield and Cork Road it's something similar. It was a long-held aspiration of the Cork Road Residents' Association that this area should have its own playground and thanks to a magnificent voluntary effort it became a reality in 2003 with the opening of The Pool Playground on Clancy Street.
Residents won't need reminding that the playground is currently out of bounds as it undergoes significant refurbishment works. The good news is that it will soon be business as usual for youngsters with May 12th pencilled in for the re-opening. The new-look playground contains additional equipment, a new entrance, landscaping and a new coat of paint for the perimeter fence.
Updating readers on the upgrade, Cork Road Residents' Association PRO, Cllr. Tadhg O'Donovan said that the new playground layout aimed to create greater demarcation, with different age groups being catered for in different parts of the playground. Cllr. O'Donovan praised the initiative of the Cork Road Residents' Association, who he said were anxious that the playground be used as a recreational space for children and adults.
For his part, association chairman and former Mayor of Fermoy, William Hughes said his fellow members wanted what was best for the entire community. He went on to acknowledge the input of local benefactor, Tomas Cavanagh, Cork County Councii, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership - its CEO, Valerie Murphy, along with the considerable expertise of Cathal O'Meara, John Doran and Fermoy Town Clerk, Pauline Moriarty, who was at all times courteous and helpful.
Friday 9th May 11:02am