14 Acres Public Park at the Peninsula near Kenmare Pier Secured by Community Campaign & Senator Daly
6 years after Reverend Michael Cavanagh & Senator Daly first met NAMA and government officials the 14 acres of amenity land was finally secured for the people of the area. Great credit is due to the hard working committee chaired by Mickey Ned O’Sullivan and the many thousands who signed the petition to call on the Council to secure the land for the benefit of all. The land is now open to the public and plans are being drawn up to ensure funds are secured to put badly needed facilities and amenities in place.
The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, and Mrs. Sabina Higgins, officially opened the park in May 2022. Mrs. Higgins read the dedication to the park and President Higgins planted an oak tree to mark its opening. The park is now secured for public use for generations to come after a relentless campaign.