By Sean Moriarty

Three town centre car parks will offer free all day parking in Killarney in the run up Christmas. In addition, other car parks will be free during certain hours – mainly to prevent town centre workers from monopolising parking spaces all day.

Last week, as reported in the Killarney Advertiser, Killarney Municipal District said it would announce details of its Christmas parking arrangements within a week.

That promise was honoured, when on Wednesday, Mayor Brendan Cronin announced the 2020 Christmas arrangements in the town.

Parking arrangements include; free parking from 8.30am-11am in the Glebe car park and Upper New Street car park. Free parking from 8.30am-1pm in Fair Hill car park and New Street Lower car park. Free parking from 4pm-6.30pm at New Street Lower car park, and free parking all day at the Lewis Road car park, High Street car park and Rock Road car park.

Cllr Cronin said that it is vital for the local economy at this challenging time that everyone supports local businesses this Christmas.

“Many shops and retailers are offering an online or delivery service at present so I am urging everyone to support local jobs by spending locally this Christmas,” he said.