PUBLIC street lighting has been upgraded and restored at Letterkenny Town Park.
Concern had been raised in recent months after it emerged that more than fifty per cent of the lights in Bernard McGlinchey Park were not working.
Now, all the park’s street lamps have been replaced with modern, brighter, energy efficient LED bulbs making it a brighter, safer place after sunset.
Completed last week by Eirtricity, the works cost in excess of €18,000.
Local Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh, who has been campaigning to get the work done, said he was delighted to see improved lighting throughout the Park.
“In the end up there were 14 lights out of action. As well as fixing the ones which weren’t working they’ve upgraded all the lights. It’s something I requested a long time back but, due to Brexit, they had problems sourcing the lights they wanted.
“There’s so many people using the park and coming into the holiday season it’s important to have the park fully lit. At this time of year there’s very little daylight and they’re needed even if you go for a walk in the afternoon,” Cllr Kavanagh said. A keen walker, Cllr Kavanagh was back in the Park this week.
“All we need now is to sort the children’s playground area,” he added.