Ballybunion’s public toilets are to get a major facelift. Work on the resort’s two sets of public conveniences, including one overlooking the men’s beach, will cost an estimated half a million Euro.
Currrently, there are two sets of public toilets in Ballybunion, one on the Ladies beach, which incorporates lifeguard and surfing facilities, and one on the main road to the men’s beach.
The toilets near the men’s beach were built in the 1950s, and have been subject to complaints in recent years, that they’re old-fashioned and badly in need of upgrading.
Kerry County Council is to start work this week on renovating the toilets on the Ladies’ Beach, which will include upgrading the surfing facilities.
It’s hoped this work will be complete by Christmas.
The work on the other facilities will go out to public consultation in the spring.
Plans for this facility include a viewing area and telescope on the roof of the building, which would become a tourist feature and would allow the public to view Loop Head.
Sinn Fein councilor Robert Beasley, who is from Ballybunion, has been campaigning for some time to have both sets of toilets upgraded.
He welcomed the council’s investment, adding that the facilities badly needed to be upgraded, given the increased number of visitors coming to the resort as part of the Wild Atlantic Way.