Dog Park Approved
Permission has been granted for a new dog park in Athenry – despite objections from a neighbouring school that the noise will drive them barking mad.
But this week Galway County Council gave the go ahead for the development of the park for the ‘exercising and socialising’ of dogs – on condition that no floodlights are permitted.
The development includes the provision of 20 car parking spaces and a six foot high fence, along with rain shelters for the dogs and their owners at Knockaunglas, Athenry.
The adjacent Athenry Boys School was opposed to the development and had submitted a lengthy statement to Council’s planning department outlining their concerns.
According to school, the noise generated by dogs barking will interfere with the teaching of pupils attending there.
They say that they have over 140 pupils and expect this to increase over the coming academic year. A number of parents have expressed their concerns to the school with regard to the development.