Thursday 24 January 2019

Kiltealy’s future in focus

Roisin Dwyer, who won first prize at the Kiltealy photo exhibition, pictured with her sister Kate
Roisin Dwyer, who won first prize at the Kiltealy photo exhibition, pictured with her sister Kate
Back: John Murphy, Jane Kennedy, Cllr Kathleen Codd Nolan, Cllr John O’Rourke, James Browne TD, Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy and Ger Coleman. Front: Mary Sinnott, Yvonne Byrne, Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Shay Bowe and Fr Jim Fegan

Pádraig Byrne

The future of Kiltealy was up for discussion as a special meeting took place in the community centre there. Minister Paul Kehoe was present and congratulated members of the local community on all their hard work which had resulted in them securing a wide range of grants, including €100,000 under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme, €25,000 from the Wexford County Council playground programme, €42,000 from SEAI and €1,500 under the Local Agenda 21 programme.

Minister Kehoe expressed his delight at seeing nearly €170,000 which he said would 'make significant enhancements to Kiltealy as it will support the development of a new recreation park and energy efficiency measures in the hall, enhancing a community hub within the village.'

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme has also supported the holistic development of the village, thereby encouraging the creation of new business opportunities in woodwork and digital enterprises. In addition, new walking trails have been created which will hopefully attract more visitors to Kiltealy, thereby enhancing the economic viability of the local village infrastructure.

Local representatives from Enniscorthy Municipal District were also in attendance on the night to see the launch of the Kiltealy Photographic Exhibition which was funded by the council and drew great interest.

'Enniscorthy Municipal District elected members are delighted that Kiltealy is one of the four projects that they prioritised under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and are a great example of communities doing if for themselves,' said District Manager Liz Hore. 'The collaborative approach between Wexford County Council and this rural community seeks to ensure that a wide range of new facilities, services and business opportunities are created for the benefit of all.'

Enniscorthy Guardian