Friday 18 October 2019

Major plan will transform the Seafield area

Hubert Murphy

Meath County Council are to seek capital funding of between €300,000 and €30m  to develop the Laytown Seafield into a state-of-the-art sporting area, to include a running track and a multi-purpose clubhouse and car park.

Consultants have been appointed and came up with two plans, all aimed at making it a more cohesive location. They say that the arrival area is poor, despite the astounding views across the sea.

'There is a feeling of tiredness and that it's unmanaged,' they told councillors last week.

The home of Laytown United and with EMU also there at present, the consultants plan a running track, a pedestrian route, a picnic area and reconstruct the car park. There is also a community facility planned. Cllr Sharon Keogan said she was 'super excited' by the proposal and it will be fabulous for those using the venue.

Cllr Sharon Tolan suggested a BMX or skatepark too while Cllr Stephen McKee wanted to see the playground increased and made like Malahide Castle. 'It will be great for the area,' he added.

Cllr Paddy Meade was in agreement with him  on the running track idea with Cllr McKee keen to see it operate like the Lourdes Stadium in Drogheda.

Cllr Eimear Ferguson was keen to have the residents involved, especially at Corballis. The council said they were just dealing with trying to secure funding at the moment.

Drogheda Independent