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Friday 22 March 2019

Revamp can turn Gorey into top retail destination

Diarmuid Devereux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, with Maria Noctor, Apryl Brennan, Sinead O’Sullivan and Stephen Redmond
Diarmuid Devereux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, with Maria Noctor, Apryl Brennan, Sinead O’Sullivan and Stephen Redmond

Sara Gahan

The redevelopment of Esmonde Street will make Gorey one of Ireland's top retail destinations, according to the CEO of Gorey Chamber of Commerce.

Diarmuid Devereux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, has welcomed the announcement by Minister Michael Ring that the street is to receive over €95,000 in funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) to pay for the planning phase of the project.

'The project is long overdue, so I hope Wexford County Council make the redevelopment a top priority for 2019,' said Mr Devereux. 'It was the hard work and creativity of local business people that put Gorey on the retail map and the swift completion of this project would be just rewards for their efforts.'

The redevelopment project is great news for Gorey and it presents Gorey Chamber with a massive opportunity.

Mr Devereux said Esmonde Street is a destination in its own right, attracting shoppers from all over Ireland to its many shops and boutiques and the redevelopment will further enhance its reputation. He added that main streets all over Ireland are struggling, 'so it's important that Gorey doesn't rest on its laurels and keeps moving forward'.

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