Eastern access to Ballincollig park closed in March

Eastern access to Ballincollig park closed in March
The eastern entrance to the Ballincollig Regional Park will be closed from March 7 to March 28. Picture: Denis Scannell

BALLINCOLLIG Regional Park's eastern access gate will be closed for three weeks next month.

The closure, from March 7 to 28, is to facilitate the removal of several dead and dangerous trees on the road approaching the eastern pedestrian access area near Ballincollig GAA club and Powder Mill nursing home.

Last October, the park was closed for over a week due to the effects of Storm Ophelia, with more than 60 trees knocked down by the severe winds.

However, the closure of the eastern gate is on this occasion is not related to any trees in the park itself but the entrance road.

Park staff issued a statement on the closure.

It said: “Please note that access from the GAA side of park will be affected due to works taking place outside the park on the road leading to this entrance. [This is due to] dead and dangerous trees on the public road and not in the park."

Access to the park will not be affected at the western end on Iniscarra Bridge but a local councillor Daithi O’ Donnabháin this week asked people to be mindful of not using disabled spaces in the car park if they are not permitted to do so. 

He has called for bye-laws to get a traffic warden to monitor the site, or for a pay gate to be installed.

Cork County Council has said they are not in a position to do this at the present time.

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