From the moment it was announced that Kilcoole’s seafront car park was going to be closed until September, there was uproar.
And even before the petition was launched, a strong sense that not allowing people to drive to the adjacent train station or the beach just wasn’t going to stick with the locals.
And so it has come to pass, it seems, with Irish Rail – who own the car park – reportedly now working to have the car park back open by this Friday, June 12th.
Or, as local councillor Tom Fortune was told when he spoke with their spokesman yesterday, “Monday, at the latest“.
“The overcrowding and illegal parking that happened down at the car park at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown set all this in motion,” says Fortune. “Everybody wants to make the most of our wonderful beach, and there are those who need to catch a train too, but it was clear also that something needed to be done…
“Hopefully, the introduction of double yellow lines along this narrow road will help the traffic flow here, and make this wonderful part of Kilcoole accessible to all.”
Nice. Now, what about a traffic light system for that narrow road…?
Update Thursday: The car park is now once again open…
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