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Calls for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a playground to be constructed in two Laois villages.

Raheen and Ballyroan were the subject of motions put down by Cllrs John Joe Fennelly and Mary Sweeney.

In reply to the calls, Ann Marie Maher from the Sport and Leisure Section said that the Council would be open to this.

She said: “In line with Laois County Council’s Recreation, Play & Sports Strategy, the Sport & Leisure Section will continue to work with local communities to identify suitable sites and source funding to develop additional play spaces in Co Laois, where appropriate.”

Making the case for the two projects, Cllr Sweeney said she has been in contact with relevant stakeholders over a potential site.

She said: “I have been working with the parish in a bid to try and secure a suitable site.

“We now need support from Laois County Council for potential funding.”

Cllr Fennelly added: “I have been contacted by numerous people about this recently.

“It is great to see progress in Ballinakill and Borris-In-Ossory on this but these areas need one too.

“They are both growing villages and the demand for services like these certainly exists.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.