People’s Park bandstand to be upgraded

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

CONSERVATION work is to be carried out on the bandstand at the People’s Park, director of service Caroline Curley told members of the environment committee.

CONSERVATION work is to be carried out on the bandstand at the People’s Park, director of service Caroline Curley told members of the environment committee.

The works will include improved lighting and restoration of metalwork and wouldn’t cost a “huge amount of money”.

Cllr Maurice Quinlivan welcomed the plan but asked if this was not also an opportunity to provide drinking water from the Richard Russell fountain restored in the park in 2009 by Limerick Civic Trust and City Hall.

Ms Curley said that this was unlikely owing to “bugs” people might pick up from drinking from the fountain, particularly in a “claims-conscious” modern era. “We are no longer in Victorian times,” she said of the fountain, which dates from the 1870s.