New playground in Cloghan expected to open in early summer

New playground in Cloghan expected to open in early summer

Pictured are the Cloghan Community Playground community following a recent meeting

Karen O'Grady


Karen O'Grady


The much awaited new playground for the village of Cloghan is expected to open in early summer after recent delays in getting the project off the ground.

The hope had been to commence the project last summer and the contractor for the grounds work and the equipment along with the money were all in place. However, the project hit a stumbling block after it was discovered that an ESB power point, located in the old club house, which is to be knocked to facilitate the construction of the new playground, had to be transferred into the current club house.

Speaking to the Tribune this week, Cllr John Leahy explained the organising committee met with the ESB recently and it's hoped they would be out in the next fortnight to carry out out this change over.

The group also met with the project's contractors recently and Cllr Leahy said they are willing to commence work on the project in the second week in February, weather permitting. The hope then is that the depending on when the contractors commence, the work on the new playground should take up to six to eight weeks and the new playground will be ready to open in early summer.

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