Moyross delight at playground revamp

Owen Hickey


Owen Hickey

MOYROSS Playground has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment to the grounds.

MOYROSS Playground has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment to the grounds.

The playground was chosen as the winner of the the Brennans Bread ‘Help Bring Back Family Playtime 2011’ competition, and as a result, received repairs, a repaint, an installation of new equipment and ground covering.

Now looking vibrant and bright, the playground took two weeks to complete and will provide families living in the area with a much improved facility for their children to enjoy.

Locals are delighted with the new facilites and Moyross native Abigail O’ Mahony thinks its a huge boost for the area.

“It’s just brilliant. There’s great stuff here now and more things here for smaller children to play with. My kids go to the summer camp so they’ll really benefit,” she said.

“It’s fantastic and it couldn’t have happened to nicer people. And fair play to Eugene Kiely (Moyross Summer Play Scheme), who put in great work here. It’s a great set up for the kids. They need something like this because they are tomorrow’s future,” said Helen Duffy, of the Moyross Adult Education Centre.

Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Kevin Kiely officially re-opened the grounds and thinks this can only be a positive development.

“It’s going to show confidence in this area. For a number of years, this area has been neglected by Limerick City Council and the State but since the formation of Regeneration, people are starting to focus on Moyross,” he said.

Martin Sinnott, of the Moyross Community Enterprise Centre was grateful to Brennans Bread for their investment

“The children are thrilled with the improvements to the playground. We would like to thank all the people who made this come true and a special thanks to Brennans Bread for sponsoring the work.”

The ‘Help Bring Back Family Playtime 2011’ competition was run in June and received a phenomenal 51,000 on line votes from the public throughout Ireland.

Moyross Playground were the winners after securing 34 percent of the votes, beating off close competition from eight other playgrounds nationwide, from Donegal to Dublin.