Cllr calls for accessibility to be improved on Ballybunion beaches

Aoife Thornton I am a 39 year old mother of three children. I am a member of Kerry County Council for the last 5 years and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. I am a solicitor for the last 15 years, advocating for clients in a private capacity. I am also a qualified Mediator. Both of these skills well equip me in my role as your public representative. I have never been afraid of hard work or difficult challenges. I have the skills and experience to negotiate with council management, national departments and ministers to get the best results for my area. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com

A Kerry County Councillor has asked the local authority to investigate what can be done to make the beaches in Ballybunion more accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.

Cllr Aoife Thornton was speaking at the recent meeting of the Listowel Municipal District.

The council says an assessment has been carried out at Ballybunion North and South.

Beach mats are to be provided at Ballybunion North to improve access.

The local authority added that there is currently a beach wheelchair available at the seaweed baths in Ballybunion North for wheelchair users wishing to use the beach.