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Countdown is on for opening of new Min Ryan park

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Shaping up: part of the playground at Min Ryan Park

Shaping up: part of the playground at Min Ryan Park

Shaping up: part of the playground at Min Ryan Park

Excitement is well and truly building for the opening of the new state of the art Min Ryan Park to the general public.

The park in Killeens is expected to partially open to the public as early as next week, with the official opening due to take place on April 11 to coincide with the 43rd anniversary of Min Ryan's death.

The project saw a substantial investment somewhere in the region of €4 million and is named after historic figure Min Ryan from Tomcoole in Barntown, who played a huge role in Ireland's development in revolutionary years. A donation of €200,000 towards the cost of the park was made by her grandson Richard Mulcahy and his family.

In the past week, Spraoi Linn Playgrounds Ltd have been busy installing a top class play area in the park and pictures shared on social media have been generating plenty of discussion and excitement.

The company have stated that they believe the park could be partially opened to the public in the coming days and parents and children alike will be excited to try out some of the wonderful equipment for the first time.

Wexford People