By Dan Walsh
The large volume of visitors to the popular Morriscastle Beach, anticipated over the August Bank Holiday weekend, can breathe a major sight of relief that the car parking congestion of the past will be considerably alleviated after a ‘temporary car park’ opened yesterday.
The matter was raised at the recent meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council by local Independent member Cllr Mary Farrell who pleaded with Wexford County Council to address the congestive issues associated with car parking at the popular seaside resort two kilometres from Kilmuckridge village.
In an announcement on social media, Cllr Farrell stated that she was delighted to finally announce that a temporary car park had been opened in Morriscastle this evening (Thursday) after many years of negotiation.
“While this is only a temporary measure while awaiting to put plans in place for a permanent car park , this will alleviate the traffic congestion especially this busy weekend,” she said.
Cllr Farrell thanked the Redmond and Shelly family for their co-operation with this project and to Wexford County Council for facilitating the smooth process to have it opened. “It is much appreciated by everyone. Thank you to everyone involved,” she concluded.
Visitors are reminded to be aware that double yellow lines will be enforceable from this weekend and it is strongly advised to please use the car park and avoid unnecessary fines.