UPDATE 4/5/12 - Following discussions with the council, Cllr. Frank O’Rourke confirms that with effect from 10th May, the machines will accept money in advance of 10am and after 4pm to allow for payment in advance. For example if you put in 2 hours parking at 9am, you will have 2 hours from 10am - until 12noon. Parking is still FREE all day Saturday!
Car Parking Charges will only apply between the hours of 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. By April 14th, machines around the town will be re-programmed to only accept coins within these hours. By end April/first week in May, all signage and road markings will be amended. The current arrangements will remain in place until April 2013 after which they will be reviewed.