Attack on Carn’s Barrack Hill is ‘soul destroying’

Tree planting Barrack Hill Carndonagh 29-4-2013

INISHOWEN councillors have called for CCTV to be installed at Barrack Hill Town Park in Carn after vandals broke into the children’s playground last weekend.

The events at the weekend were another incident in a long line of spates of vandalism at the €1.5 million four acre playground and activity area and caused the playground to be closed for a time on Monday.

Aideen Doherty, from the Council’s community and development section who has worked on the Barrack Hill project for years, said it was “beyond understanding” how the vandals “did what they did”.

Speaking at the bi-monthly meeting of the Inishowen Electoral Area on Tuesday, Ms. Doherty outlined the damage at the park, which included the breaking of fences and posts and metal signs being cut.

An emotional Ms. Doherty described the attack as “soul destroying”, saying that it was “another thing to cope with”, and as a result the Park would not be opened before the Council elections in May.

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