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Bonfire Night 23rd June celebrations - family events and safety advice

Cork City Council is organising a number of family friendly events for Bonfire Night thoughout the city and would like to provide advice to the public on safety procedures to follow.

Family Friendly events which will include facepainting, bouncy castles, music and entertainment, sport events etc will take place in the following locations

Location                                                                     Time

Kilmore Park, Knocknaheeny                                     5.00pm to 8.00pm

Pophams Park,Farranree                                            4.00pm to 7.00pm

Loughmahon Park,Mahon                                           6.00pm to 9.00pm

Clashduv Park,Togher                                                 5.30pm to 9.30pm

Glenamoy Park,Mayfield                                             5.00pm to 8.00pm

In an effort to reduce the negative impact of some bonfires on the night, the Councils Fire Department asks people to note the following:

  • We would ask people to be careful where they site bonfires.
  • Avoid placing them too close to residential or commercial property.
  • Do not build fires on roadways or walkways.
  • Be aware of overhead power lines and telephone lines.
  • Bonfires should be sited on open ground and should be supervised by adults.
  • Fires should be kept small and controlled.
  • Tyres or other materials which would produce large volumes of smoke and noxious fumes should not be burned (foam filled furniture, paint tins, aerosols etc).

Many bonfires will be well organised and supervised and will be enjoyed by those attending them, however the Fire Service will have to extinguish a number of fires because

  • Fires may have been sited in the wrong location
  • Fires may get out of control

We would ask for the cooperation of the public in ensuring that Bonfire Night is incident free and that everyone will remain safe and enjoy themselves. The City Council would also ask that businesses and householders would not give waste to callers.

Finally we would appeal to parents to know where their children are at all times and ensure they are not in danger.

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