Morris again calls for Nenagh town park to be fenced alongside river

Cllr Seamus Morris
Concerns over the absence of fencing in Nenagh Town Park have again been raised by councillors. The park was officially opened last week by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.

Concerns over the absence of fencing in Nenagh Town Park have again been raised by councillors. The park was officially opened last week by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.

Cllr Seamus Morris, who raised the issue when the park opened last year, told Nenagh MDC it was being raised by parents. “There is a serious concern. People want the fencing extended. That is a seriously angry river beside the park,” he said. “I feel the park is not finished until it is fenced off.”

He was supported by Cllr John Carroll, who said he would be nervous that a child could be “swept away”.

However district manager Marcus O’Connor disagreed, saying: “I not the comments but I am still not convinced. Clonmel has no fence. Lough Derg is not fenced off. With young children you have to mind them. The river is an integral part of the park.”

Cllr Morris said Dromineer was different to the playground.

Cllr Mattie Ryan suggested planting a white thorn hedge along the edge. He was supported by Cllr Ger Darcy.