Free parking for the festive season begins in one town in Co. Kildare today.
No fees will be charged for parking in Kildare County Council owned spaces or car parks in Athy between today, and January 2nd.
KCC is stressing that enforcement of illegal parking will continue.
Free parking in public spaces begins in Celbridge, Leixlip, Naas and and Kildare Town on December 18th.
In Newbridge, parking will be free in the GAA Car Park, on December 16th, 22nd and 23rd, only.
There will be no free parking in Maynooth.