Photograph: Ongoing work by Donegal County Council and Buncrana Anglers' Association to re-open Swan Park

Donegal Councillor Nicholas Crossan (Independent) has welcomed the announcement that Buncrana's iconic Swan Park is to re-open on a “temporary” basis.

Cllr Crossan also said he is “hopeful of funding for the restoration of Swan Park coming in the very, very near future.”

The re-opening of Swan Park, which was closed following the devastating floods of August 2017, will take place this weekend.

Speaking to Donegal Now, Cllr Crossan commended the collaboration between Buncrana Anglers’ Association and Donegal County Council, to facilitate the re-opening.

Cllr Crossan said: “The Buncrana Anglers’ Association and Donegal County Council have worked together to build a temporary bridge at the eye of the bridge, which was torn down during the floods last summer.

“This means that walkers can now walk in from Castle Bridge, go up the right-hand side of the Crana River, cross at the eye of the bridge, go in at Swan Park and come out at Westbrook Bridge. A very welcome development.

“I would just caution visitors to Swan Park that the path is very uneven as it has not yet been tarmacked and they should be careful when walking along. I would also urge visitors with young children keep a good eye on them beside the river.

“The re-opening is a step in the right direction for Buncrana and Inishowen but I would reiterate that walkers should mind their step while in Swan Park. It is great work by Buncrana Anglers’ Association and Donegal County Council that we have got this far,” said Cllr Crossan.

Read the full story in Wednesday's Inish Times (September 12, 2018).

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