It’s gone down a treat in the city.
Now Cork County Council has announced it is pedestrianising two streets in the gourmet capital of Kinsale to make room for socially distanced alfresco dining during the summer months.
Cork County Council has confirmed that it is to trial the closure of Short Quay and the Sunday closure of Main Street, Kinsale. The decision follows extensive consultation under Project ACT, the Council’s countywide programme to support businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19.
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Kinsale was identified as one of the towns in the county that could suffer most from the social distancing restrictions brought on by Covid-19.
Working closely with the businesses through the Town Activation Team Meeting process, Cork County Council responded through the development of radical moves that would typically only be considered on side streets in cities.
“If the temporary closures of Short Quay and Main Street are successful, then other times and locations may be considered in the future.” said a County Council spokesperson.