By Sean Moriarty


Ambitions to build a skate park in Killarney have taken another step towards reality. Cllr Donal Grady has been calling for the construction of a skate park since 2017.

The pastime is popular with Killarney youngsters but the nearest facility is in Ballincollig in Cork.
As a result, teenagers are using public properties near the Court House and the Government buildings on New Road.

A Killarney Municipal District meeting was told this week that the project will proceed to the planning permission stages by the middle of this year and that funding sources are being examined.
“This is excellent news,” said Grady.

Details of a potential site for the project have not yet been released.