Thursday 18 January 2018

Funding approved for Ross Road games area

Cllr John O’Rourke
Cllr John O’Rourke

Enniscorthy Town Council has found money in its coffers for the Ross Road MUGA – multi-use games amenity.

The project on the doorstep of the Andy Doyle Close estate was put on hold early in the year.

A similar play area has proven successful on the other side of the river in the Gimont Avenue/Cluain Dara area.

Now urban council officials are hoping that the tender they received for the work months ago will still hold for the Ross Road.

'The money is there to proceed,' confirmed town clerk David Minogue to the particular delight of Cllr. John O'Rourke who pointed out that there is a substantial population of 8 to 14-year-olds in the Ross Road area.

'The MUGA is badly needed,' said the independent public representative.

Meanwhile, officials are also seeking funding to extend the 'Country Walk' extension of the Promenade so that hikers will be able to follow the Slaney all the way to the bridge at Edermine.

The plan is that walkers will have the option of taking a walkway along the N11 between Edermine and Enniscorthy town to complete the circuit.

However, the plans will have to take account of the fact that the banks of the Slaney are part of an EU recognised 'special area of conservation'.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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