Limerick park finally gets a loo

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

LONG-PROMISED toilet facilities for Shelbourne Park have finally been installed and will make it a much more attractive place to visit for parents with young children, according to northside councillor Maurice Quinlivan.

LONG-PROMISED toilet facilities for Shelbourne Park have finally been installed and will make it a much more attractive place to visit for parents with young children, according to northside councillor Maurice Quinlivan.

The park was reopened in 2009 following a €1 million redevelopment that included a new children’s playground. And the while the works have been widely hailed as a success, “what was sorely lacking in the park was a public toilet,” Cllr Quinlivan said, expressing delight that this has now been rectified.

And far from a bog-standard facility, what park users now have is “ultra-modern”, the Sinn Fein councillor said.

“Large numbers of children, some of them very young, use the wonderful playground and facilities in the park. A number of local football teams use the park regularly as well. Many parents, some of whom had often come a long way on foot with children, found there was simply nowhere for young children to go to the toilet,” stated Cllr Quinlivan.

“With no toilet, the park was never going to reach its full potential. The toilet which has been installed in the park is ultra modern and will not impact negatively on local residents whilst providing a much needed facility to park users. It is a very welcome addition to the park.”

“When I was elected as chairman of the environment SPC last year I was determined as one of my priorities to ensure that a toilet would be delivered to the park. I am now very pleased that this much needed facility has now been delivered.”