Call For Further Action To Improve Cluain Ri Park On Ballyowen Lane


Fianna Fáil Councillor for Palmerstown-Fonthill, Shane Moynihan, has launched a consultation exercise with users of Cluain Rí Park on Ballyowen Lane to identify how the park can be improved for users. This follows consistent calls from Cllr Moynihan to clean up illegal dumping in the park and maintain the areas of vegetation. 

Cllr Moynihan said: “Cluain Rí Park and Ballyowen Lane are used by many people all day every day. They should represent the best of what public spaces should be and that’s why I am keen to hear from local residents and groups about what they want to see in their area.”

Following a motion by Cllr Moynihan at the recent Lucan, Palmerstown and North Clondalkin Area Committee, the Council reviewed aspects of the park including ways to prevent anti-social behaviour. Council officials indicated a willingness to look at how aspects of the park could be improved, though called out a number of challenges including illegal dumping. 

Cllr Moynihan added  “Since being elected, I have constantly called for improvement in the upkeep and maintenance of our public spaces and our local parks. Cluain Rí Park represents untapped potential for residents of over 1,000 households. I look forward to engaging with residents and the Council to improve it further.”  

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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