Kildare County Council Launches APCOA Connect


• APCOA Connect allows customers to pay by phone, web, text message, and through the app

• The system will expand to Kildare, Maynooth, Celbridge, Lexlip and Newbridge

• APCOA is working in partnership with Kildare County Council

APCOA provides innovation in parking

December will see the launch of cashless parking platform APCOA Connect across five towns in Kildare County.

Kildare, Maynooth, Celbridge, Lexlip and Newbridge will all benefit from the new service that provides its users with a range of payment options, all accessible from their phone.

The council will work with APCOA, who currently provide parking enforcement within the five towns, to implement the new system alongside the traditional cash based parking meters already used. The platform will open-up customer’s payment options by providing the facilities to pay by phone, web, SMS, or app.

In addition to allowing customers to travel across the county without change for parking, the system also issues reminders to them when their parking is about to expire.
Simple and stress free parking

Kildare County Council, said:
"The Council is delighted to be in a position to provide this new additional service. We are constantly improving our services by providing more efficient, alternative and customer friendly services with the use of advancing technology; and parking is no different. This service will provide an alternative and more convenient way to pay for parking for everyone wishing to visit and do business in County Kildare. This new service is being provided in conjunction with current pay at the meter method."

This new service will be available to all motorists in Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip and Maynooth from 12th December 2016, with guidance on how to use the new system being provided on parking meters and on

”Neil Cunningham, APCOA Ireland’s Managing Director, said: “We know how important it is for your parking experience to be as simple and stress-free as possible: which is why we created APCOA Connect. Cashless parking makes sense for everyone- not only is it convenient and easy, it is also a must in today’s increasingly digital society. We are excited to be able to support Kildare County Council with this new platform, and look forward to working with them to providing this service for residents and visitors alike.”

This new service will be available to all customers from 12th December 2016, with guidance on how to use the new system provided on parking meters.