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atest press release from Cllr Jodie Neary, issued in the wee-wee hours of Tuesday, February 23rd 2021…

Social Democrats Cllr for Greystones, Delgany, Kilcoole and Newcastle has welcomed the change of name of the new park by the Marina Village in Greystones.

Currently, the official name of the new park is Coastal Linear Park however, the area before it was development was colloquially known as Darcy’s Field.

Cllr Neary says, “After speaking with members of the public a number of months ago I realised there was no colloquial or agreed name for the new park at the marina. I thought this was something that could be addressed by proposing to the Council that a new agreed name be assigned.

“While I wanted the name change to go out to public consultation particularly with local secondary schools, it was agreed that due to the cumbersome nature of public consultations and the need to act quickly ahead of new signage being developed for the park it was unanimously agreed that Councillors would decide on the new name.

“Several names were suggested including Marina or Harbour Park, Jubilee and Castle Park, but we settled on Darcy’s Field due to the history of the site which used to be a field and was used by football clubs as well as a popular hangout for young people back in the day.

“It was suggested that this name would unite past associations with the site for residents who have been here a longer time, and new residents in the area including at Marina Village.

“It will also help to mark a new relationship with the area which has had a contentious history, one I hope marks a positive future,” concludes Cllr Neary.