Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
KK-C162-305
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PJ Liston

Volume One County


The summers were worderful times for my young family growing up 
in Ballyragget. Most of their summer holidays were spent at The Dinan.
The younger ones would paddle at the lower end of the bridge while 
the older ones would swim at the upper end.
My wife was happy to sit on the bank watching them. 
Then all of a sudden it was gone.
For some reason, Health and Safety,  Insurance, Water Quality or 
farmers in the vicinity, I don't know, but a very valuable amenity was 
suddenly closed and taken from the community.  Visitors could no longer 
access the upper area as before.
Kilkenny is very much an inland county  and this fact becomes 
immediately apparent to anyone coming here from costal areas. 
In the absence of access the sea planning departments in the inland counties
should make more sections of rivers available to the community for 
their enjoyment, for swimming especially. This is very important for people
 of all ages not just the young . Flouridated swimming pools is not an 
alternative to access to water in a natural setting.
I am not looking for a major development. Just to restore it to how 
it was thirty years ago, no Hurdy Gurdies required.
I understand parking would be a concern but this could be secured within a
five minute walk of the bridge. 
Only Kilkenny County Council with all its powers can restore the Dinan
to its former glory.

Main opinion: 

In the absence of access the sea planning departments in the inland counties

should make more sections of rivers available to the community for 

their enjoyment, for swimming especially. This is very important for people

 of all ages not just the young . Flouridated swimming pools is not an 

alternative to access to water in a natural setting.

Main requests: 

That The Dinan Bridge amenity should be reopened and restored

Plé
Fiafraigh / freagra a thabhairt ar cheist nó faisnéis a bhaineann leis an observation seo a roinnt.

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