Letterkenny Town Park

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  • Letterkenny Town Park, Letterkenny is the biggest public park in the region. The Letterkenny Town Park, Letterkenny is also known as the Bernard McGlinchey Town park. The Park opened in the year 1999. It is in the proximity of the St. Conal’s Hospital and is situated at the Hospital Roundabout. In order to enter the park one needs to take the Derry Road and then the 3rd exit at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre Round about. The first exit at the next roundabout heads up to De Velera Hill. From there you can very well reach the park.

    This is one of the popular tourist attractions in Letterkenny and the theme of the park is Peace. There is a Garden of Remembrance in the park. It is a tribute to the members of the Gardai, who had sacrificed their lives in service of the United Nations. There are herbal gardens, flower beds tree lined alleys playing grounds, bowling grounds and various entry points in the park. There is a stone bench in the Letterkenny Town Park built as a honorarium to James Duffy (VC). The bench was unveiled on 10th July, 2007 by the former Mayor of Letterkenny Ciaran Brogan.

    The Park is the venue for several Parties and the Park Festival. In this festival, every August, the local bands perform. The French Market also takes place here every year. In 2007 a Levity II Luminarium opened in the park. It is an inflatable atmosphere with a participative sculpture made of translucent vinyl. It is really an enchanting experience to visit the Luminarium. The park is developing to a great extent even today. The Donegal County Council is continuously contributing to the development. Therefore this open space in the county will soon become the greatest spot of sightseeing in Letterkenny.

    The main entrance of the park is located just opposite to the hospital roundabout on the Kilmacrennan Road . If you really want to steal few moments of tranquility during your Letterkenny Tour then visit this park It will bless you with those absolute perfect moments filled with peace and relaxation. During Summer months various free family outdoor events take place in the park.

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