New play area sponsored by Kerry Group opens at Enable Ireland Tralee | Enable Ireland


All the latest news and information from Enable Ireland. If you have a specific press query, please email or call the Communications Office on 01 260 0498

New play area sponsored by Kerry Group opens at Enable Ireland Tralee

Four people stand beside a red play house with yellow slide

Today saw the official opening of a new soft play area for children with disabilities at the Enable Ireland building in Tralee by Mr. Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kerry Group. The space, which was sponsored by Kerry Group, will be used by pre and after schools groups, gardening and sports groups. Therapists at Enable Ireland will also be able to undertake some therapies outside rather than in a clinical environment.

Speaking about the new play area, Enable Ireland Regional Fundraising Manager Sean Scally said “The soft play area is something that we have been hoping to develop for a number of years now. We are grateful to Kerry Group for supporting the project and making the playground a reality. I’d also like to thank Vincent Foley and the team at Kerry County Council who helped with many aspects of the project”.

Speaking about the importance of the new play area, Maria Leyden from Enable Ireland Kerry says “It is essential that children with complex needs have access to an area that allows them to play in a safe and controlled environment. This outdoor play area will promote physical development providing proven health benefits and facilitate children in learning about risk and challenges in a natural environment.”

Frank Hayes Director of Corporate Affairs says “Kerry Group is delighted to partner with Enable Ireland in supporting and enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. It’s wonderful to see the impact that a play area like this can have on the lives of so many children and families in Kerry”.