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Council to carry out inspections to ensure that playgrounds are fit for all children

Mayo County Council officials gave an undertaking to ensure that all playgrounds in the county are suitable for children with special needs. Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway Walsh put forward a motion at this month’s meeting of the council calling on the body to “make certain the provision of new equipment and the adaptation of existing playgrounds, so that children with disabilities are not discriminated against in the county.”

Bearna-Furbo playground committee launches pop-up shop to fundraise for new facilities

Clós Súgartha Bhearna-Na Forbacha Playground committee has launched a pop-up shop selling new and pre-owned clothes, accessories, homewares, and gifts as the fundraising drive for a playground in the area gains momentum. The committee recently welcomed the news that Bearna Co-Op has given permission for the playground to be developed at its multi-use games area in Truskey West.

Gaelscoil vying to secure playground equipment through a Facebook competition

Gaelscoil Dara, Renmore, entered a Facebook competition run by the English company Wicksteed Playscapes, to win playground equipment to the value of £25,000. After diligent efforts were made by parents of the students to share the link and encourage their online friends to vote for Gaelscoil Dara, 1,737 votes were secured which allows the school to progress to the next stage of the contest for which 10 schools have been shortlisted. A panel of adjudicators will visit the schools later in the month to determine which is the one most deserving of the prize. Parents, teachers, and the student body will team up to prove their determination to win. The children must exhibit their passion through artistic media, why they believe their school should be selected to win.

Councillors call for Moate playground to be relocated

Moate councillors are calling for the town’s playground to be moved from its Clara Road location to a more suitable location for children.

Let them go wild at Jungle World Athlone

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With the largest climbing frame in Ireland, and the tallest slides in the UK and Ireland, Jungle World opens today in Arcadia Retail Park, Athlone.

Playground vandals must be caught

The culprits responsible for ‘wanton’ vandalism of playgrounds in Knocknacarra and other areas of the city must be apprehended so children do not lose out on these vital amenities, says local councillor Donal Lyons who vowed that work will continue to ensure funding for playgrounds will be included in future council budgets.

Vote for Sarsfield Square playground

Ten playgrounds across the country have been shortlisted for a Brennans Bread playground makeover to help bring family playtime back. Sarsfield Square Playground in Athlone is one of the lucky 10 and they need your help! You can help win a makeover for the playground by logging onto to register your vote. Built by the urban council in 1937, the playground in Sarsfield Square was initiated by the residents and Athlone Town Council under the RAPID programme.

Knocknacarra playground qualifies for national makeover

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The McGrath’s Field playground in Knocknacarra could be in line for a major upgrade if it can win the Brennan’s Bread Make Over Competition.

Park Academy Castlebar

Established in Claremorris since 2005, Park Academy aims to provide a quality childcare service, where each child will learn and develop as an individual, in a stimulating, child-centred and happy environment.

Work commenced on playground in Kilkelly

Work has commenced on a playground and a multi-use games area in Kilkelly, Swinford Electoral Area councillors were informed on Tuesday.


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