This’ll be interesting.
Part of Bishop Lucey Park will be closed this week to allow city archaeologists to explore what lies beneath it.
The park, one of the largest green spaces in the City Centre, will be closed at the Grand Parade entrance from Wednesday, August 3rd until Wednesday, August 17th, 2022.
“Please note that there will be some disruption in the park over the next few weeks due to an archeological dig being undertaken in preparation of the planned re-development of the park next year.” the Council said in a statement.
The park is set to undergo a major rejuvenation as part of Cork City Council’s plans for a refurbished medieval quarter — a €46million overhaul financed by the government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.
The Council has described the project as “one of the most transformative public realm renewal programmes undertaken in the city.”
Changes to the park are designed to “open up the park to the wider city centre and re-imagine space within it” with many biodiversity gains. They will also protect and highlights the city’s medieval wall.
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