January 23, 2021
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Car park charges return to Kilkenny city from tomorrow

Shoppers will no longer be able to avail of free parking in Kilkenny city from tomorrow.

Kilkenny County Council today confirmed: “All Parking Charges will be re-instated on the streets and public carparks in Kilkenny City with effect from tomorrow, 16th June, 2020.”

The local authority relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response.

A council spokesperson said: “The purpose was to allow people who absolutely needed to travel into the City to do so safely.  We wanted to facilitate key workers, who had to adapt so quickly to an ever-changing pandemic situation, to carry out their essential work with one less thing to worry about.

“Now as we move through the Government’s reopening phases and more traffic returns to our roads we have to be able to manage increased demand for parking spaces in order to keep the City moving smoothly during this period.”

On street parking charges resumed on Tuesday, June 2. The following parking charges arrangements are coming into effect from tomorrow:

  • Parking Charges in all public carparks;
  • Pay and Display parking to be permitted in Bus Bays on Castle Road and Goal Road until further notice.

From Monday, June 22, Wolfe Tone Street car parking charges to be amended as follows:

  • 0 – 2 hours:                     €1.00
  • Each hour thereafter:      €1.00
  • Maximum daily charge:   €5:00

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