“I welcome the announcement by from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. that Wexford County Council have received €79,500 for Phase 2 of the Enniscorthy Riverside Walking Trail under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS),” commented Enniscorthy District Councillor Cathal Byrne.
“Along with local public representatives, I have being pushing this project for the past three years and am delighted to see that this funding has came through which will allow the project to progress to phase 2 following the announcement of €200,000 in funding in 2021. This specific funding will allow Wexford County Council to also improve the trail at the Blackstoops end of the Town.”
“I want to thank the officials in the Council who bought into this project from the beginning. The pandemic showed us the importance of having accessible walking trails and this funding will allow us to add a further attraction to tourists visiting the town and local people living in the Enniscorthy area.”
“I hope that the Enniscorthy Riverside Trail can ultimately progress out as far as Edermine Bridge and create a looped walk incorporating the Borodale Woods.
“In the meantime, I am delighted that the Minister has allocated this funding and look forward to the works commencing later this year,” concluded Councillor Byrne.