Thursday 28 January 2010

Tenders sought for skating rink

A 1980s craze could be set for a revival in southeast Co Dublin with tenders sought by Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company for a roller skating rink by the sea.

Proposals for the rink are part of plans to introduce leisure facilities to the harbour following the recent restoration of the East Pier and an application to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to redevelop Carlisle Pier as a public and cultural amenity.

While the detailed plans for the rink are part of a tender process to design, build and operate the facility, it is likely that the rink would act as an ice skating rink in December and January and a roller skating rink at other times of the year.

The harbour company estimates that about one million people walk along the revamped East Pier each year, making it Ireland’s most popular walkway, while 650,000 passengers arrived into the harbour on ferry services from Britain last year.

Irish Times

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