A video highlighting Destination Towns projects – including the murals in New Ross – was played at the New Ross Municipal District meeting at St Michael’s Theatre on Wednesday.
€725,000 in Destination Towns funding comprised of €500,000 from the Government and €225,000 from the municipal council, is being pumped into New Ross this year.
The video featured interviews with artists who created the murals in Conduit and Back Lane, along with stunning aerial shots of New Ross.
The Norman family crests on Cooke’s Lane are also featured, along with an interview with the Wexford artist who painted them.
The new cast iron archway at the entrances to Conduit Lane feature in an interview with their designer, Ger Kielthy, who said: “This project was special to me. I grew up on Mary Street. To build something that will be in New Ross for generations is something I am really delighted to be a part of.”
Presenter Paul Kelly guides viewers through the many projects being undertaken in the town, from Sugar House Lane’s colourful makeover to Goat Hill, while referencing other Norman themed additions to the town over the coming months, as well as an interactive kiosk on the quay.
Area manager Mick McCormack said a delegation from Fáilte Ireland came down for a tour in early November and were brought around the town and shown the progress to date.
“We also commissioned a video to give them a full sense of the works carried out under this scheme. The delegation was very impressed with the works,” said Mr McCormack.