€7.5m investment for Rosslare Strand and Burrow

By Dan Walsh

“It is a great day for Rosslare and a great day for Wexford tourism,” that is the view of Wexford County Council Chairman, Cllr Ger Carthy, to the announcement from the Office of Public Works that the eagerly awaited Rosslare Flood and Erosion Protection Project has been given the green light.

Inspecting the Project in the early stages are (left to right); Gerry Forde, Senior Engineer, Wexford County Council; Bill Kelly, Kelly’s Hotel Resort Rosslare; Paul Coughlan, Chairman Rosslare Development Association; Cllr Ger Carthy, current Chairman Wexford County Council; former Minister Paul Kehoe TD; George Colfer, Senior Engineer, Wexford County Council; Noreen Cummins, District Manager Rosslare; Eamon Sreenan, Chairman Rosslare Tidy Towns’ Committee, and Des Peare, Chairman Rosslare Lifeboat Memorial Committee.


Included in the €7.5 million investment will be the design, planning, tendering process and construction of this long awaited and vitally important scheme which will protect one of Co Wexford’s most important tourist attractions in the heartland of the south-east.

Speaking to WexfordLocal.com, Cllr Carthy said; “Tourism is the heartbeat of County Wexford and this very progressive move, which I have advocated for over many years will ensure its longevity into the future. Former Minister and my Independent colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran were to the fore in progressing this initiative and I thank him for his persistence.”

Cllr Carthy added that this news “is another positive step forward for this area” and he commended the Council’s Chief Executive Tom Enright, and Senior Engineers with particular responsibility for coastal protection, Gerry Forde and George Colfer for their hard work on this project.

Rosslare was judged ‘Wexford’s Tidiest Village’ in the 2018 National Tidy Towns’ Awards.

AUDIO ; Chairman of Wexford County Coiuncil Cllr Ger Carthy welcomes Rosslare Flood and Erosion Protection Project

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