Illuminated free family forest walks in Marlay Park and Cabinteely Park to continue 

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is all aglow this year with fairylike forest walks and several buildings are bathed with a magical glow inviting people to wrap up warm, get out in the crisp clean air. 

The very popular illuminated forest walks at Marlay Park and Cabinteely Park will now remain open until January 27th and are open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm.

The family friendly walks are fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies and are an oasis of calm beneath the twinkling lights.

Walkers can also rest assured that the illuminated walks are environmentally friendly and kind to our planet.   The main parts of the twinkling walking trails in Marlay Park and Cabinteely Park are powered by electrical generators as a mains electrical supply is unavailable.

These generators are fuelled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Renewable Diesel.  HVO Renewable Diesel is a premium fossil free diesel product made from 100% renewable raw materials, which does not release any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is produced by hydrotreatment of vegetable oils and/or animal fats. The fuel has been proven to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90% when compared with fossil diesel in the same applications.

Hannah O Brien (7), Christian Doyle (7), JJ Doyle (8), and Michael O Brien (9) pictured at the illuminated walking trail at Cabinteely Park. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

The very popular illuminated Christmas walking trails in Marlay Park and Cabinteely Park walking trails are free to attend and fully accessible – perhaps a perfect way to walk off the ‘seasons eatings’ and get those new years resolutions off to a great start.

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