TD for Dublin Mid-West Mark Ward has expressed his disappointment that the pet farm in Corkagh Park in Clondalkin has been closed permanently, writes Kim O’Leary.
As part of the feasibility study to look at the tourism potential of Corkagh Park the pet farm was not identified as one of the facilities to be retained.
Deputy Ward has contacted South Dublin County Council and asked them to reconsider their decision.
Deputy Ward said: “As a long-term user of Corkagh Park I am very disappointed to receive the news from South Dublin County Council that the pet farm will be closed permanently. Over the years the pet farm has been a wonderful amenity to the people of Clondalkin and further afield.”
Initially the beloved park was closed to the public to facilitate works, with restricted access to one of the aviaries.
However, as part of the feasibility study to look at the tourism potential of Corkagh Park the pet farm was not identified as one of the facilities to be retained.
According to Deputy Ward, the birds that were remaining in the pet farm have all been rehomed to the aviary in Marlay Park, although it is unknown where the other animals have been relocated to.
“I have contacted the council and asked them to reconsider this decision and to also find out.