January 17, 2021

Kilkenny community finally gets playground after six years of campaigning

After more than six years of campaigning, a Kilkenny community is finally getting the playground it has long wished for.

Kilkenny County Council has finally the green light for the playground to be built in the village of Bigwood in the south of the county.

The Bigwood Children’s Playground Committee applied for a social inclusion, intergenerational playground for the community of Bigwood and surrounding areas that would be a safe area and accessible to all.

The community playground will contain seesaws, swings, a basket swing, a kicker rocker, a tunnel, an adventure trail, a wild-flower meadow, trees, and plants.

The seven-year campaign came about because there were no facilities for young children up to teenage years in the area. If parents wanted to avail of a playground, they had to travel to Mullinavat, Kilkenny or Waterford.

The land where the playground will be located at Ballyhomuck in Bigwood was given to the playground committee by the Ossory Diocesan Buildings and Properties Committee for a nominal fee.


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