One of the city’s busiest amenities has gotten an upgrade with four new benches installed in the Ballincollig Regional Park painted proudly in the Cork colours.
The benches are to replace a number of wooden benches that were vandalised and set alight in recent years.
Speaking to The Echo from Cork City Council’s Parks and Recreation Department Stephen Scully said the benches are made of cast iron.
The Cast Iron seats cost €800 and Mr Scully said the initial feedback from park users is very positive.
Local Fine Gael Councillor Derry Canty said the new benches were fantastic.
“They are a godsend for elderly people out for a walk that need a rest,” Mr Canty said,
The local councillor said that the new benches are looking very well and he has heard a number of people commenting on them.
“They are beautiful, everyone is delighted with them and they are fireproof and vandal-proof, please God.”
Mr Canty said more cast iron seats are to be installed in the popular park in the coming weeks, down by the playground and around the pitches.
“This is just the start, they are going to replace all the benches that were destroyed,” Mr Canty said.