The Co Sligo village of Gurteen has seen its playground close in recent days, due to difficulties in obtaining insurance cover.
The community playground opened two years ago, following a local fundraising campaign.
However, the company which was providing insurance is withdrawing from the Irish market, and the playground operators are finding it difficult to get cover.
One quote was in the region of €20,000.
Local Fianna Fail Councillor Paul Taylor says it's very disappointing that a lock went on the playground gate on Sunday evening....