Urgent calls for fencing around canal adjacent to Ballyconnell playground

There are urgent calls from parents for the canal running adjacent to the playground in Ballyconnell to be fenced off before a tragedy occurs.

Concerned residents and parents held a ‘yellow vest’ type gathering last week to highlight the dangers this poses.When the issues was expressed to local councillors and TDs they stated that the land surrounding the canal was under the jurisdiction of Waterways Ireland, however the County council are willing to work with the group to see fencing erected .

Paula Donohoe, the owner of Clever Clogs Childcare Services, outlined to Northern Sound news the major issue;