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Demonstration To Be Held In Kinsale On Sunday Afternoon In Support Of Pipers Funfair

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05:58 14 Apr 2023

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A demonstration is to be held in Kinsale on Sunday afternoon in support of Pipers Funfair.

The funfair, which has been operating in the town for the past 90 years, cannot return to its usual pitch at the car park on Pier Road unless a €60,000 bond is paid to the County Council.

The bond is being sought as the car park was resurfaced at a cost of €140,000 and the bond is needed to cover any costs if the surface is damaged when the fairground is erected.

In response Pipers have reduced the amount of staking and increased the amount of surface protection and are seeking a reduction in the bond.

RedFM News contacted the Council for a statement on the matter, however the Council says this is a matter between them and the potential licensee and therefore cannot discuss the specific terms of the potential agreement with any third party.

Speaking to RedFM News local Green representative Marc O Riain believes the Council just don’t want Pipers Funfair in town:

"The Council came in and decided to use some surplus funding to tarmac the old gravel carpark, without any facilitation of the traditional Summer Funfair. Now they're coming back and saying that they want a bond of €60,000 from Pipers. I think the Council are being ridiculous here. They're not dealing with Pipers in an honest way in my belief".

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