MInister and kids get their skates on in Cavan

Date Published : July 8th, 2016    Published By : admin

A new Skate Park was officially opened in Cavan Town on Friday 8th July by Minister Heather Humphreys. The new Skate Park is located in Con Smith Park, Cavan Town.

This is the second sporting and recreational facility to be officially opened by Cavan County Council and Cavan Sports Partnership in just two months. In May, the Bowling Green was also opened at Cavan Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre.

Minister Humphreys was welcomed at the launch by the Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Fergal Curtin and Chief Executive, Mr Tommy Ryan.  Speaking at the opening Minister Humphreys acknowledged the importance of these recreational facilities in encouraging people of all ages to get out and get active and the partnership approach by Cavan County Council, Cavan Sports Partnership the Skatepark and wider communities that had supported this development.

Minister Humphreys said In developing these facilities it’s important that the Local Authority engage with the community in order to identify their needs, and in doing so, they can ensure that the facility provided, benefits the broadest number of people possible and encourages others to try out ‘something different’.


Chief Executive Mr Tommy Ryan reiterated the importance of the provision of these facilities. He referred to the ‘Healthy Ireland Initiative’, which is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier, the provision of these facilities encourages people of all ages to get out and get active, which in turn will keep them active and healthier for longer.

Mr Ryan along with the Cathaoirleach, Cllr Fergal Curtin thanked the Minister for her attendance and looked forward to welcoming her back in the ‘not too distant future’ for the official opening of another new sporting facility in the County.

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