Traffic Wardens Grant Holiday for Shoppers in Kinsale this Christmas!

Traffic Wardens Grant Holiday for Shoppers in Kinsale this Christmas!

06 December 2011

Kinsale Town Council and Kinsale Chamber of Tourism are spreading Christmas cheer with the announcement that shoppers in the town can avail of free parking all day every Saturday and Sunday from this weekend right up to Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December. 

The free parking will be available on all allocated street parking as well as the public car parks around the town.  Hal McElroy, Chairman of Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, welcomed the decision "This decision is so important to the town and the traders and will help encourage the community to shop locally during this key time of year.  In addition to this, people from farther afield can travel to Kinsale, avoid much of the long delays experienced while queuing for shopping centres in the city and other county towns; and shop for presents in the tranquil setting of Kinsale."

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kinsale Town Council for making this decision and for working with us to encourage more people to shop in Kinsale in the run up to Christmas.  It is a very important gesture on behalf of the Council that is very much appreciated."

The decision regarding the free parking was made at a Kinsale Council Meeting, yesterday evening, Monday 5th December and received unanimous support from the Councillors.  Kinsale Town Mayor Cllr Fred Treacy stated "Like everyone in the retail sector, Kinsale traders need every support they can get and I am delighted that the Council made the decision regarding Free Parking.  I am sure that this will encourage more people to travel to Kinsale." 

Hal concluded by stating "The town has an abundance of unique shops which are packed full of wonderful gift ideas to suit all budgets - and now there is an even greater incentive to visit Kinsale in the run up to Christmas - free, hassle free parking every weekend from now until Christmas."

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