By Dan Walsh
A funding package for seven villages in Co. Wexford amounts to €795,481, but the lion’s share goes to Rosslare Municipal District, while no allocation has been made in the New Ross Municipal District.
“I’m delighted to welcome significant funding from government for four villages in the Rosslare Municipal District this morning under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme,” said Cllr Lisa McDonald, who added: “Clongeen, Our Lady’s Island, Ballymitty and Taghmon will all benefit significantly from this funding of just short of €500,000 for projects in the district.”
The highest amount (€200,000) goes to Ballymitty for the construction of a multi-functional Community Resource and Enterprise Centre that will include a café and shop.
€100,000 will be made available for a two-kilometre Maritime Walking Trail from Riverchapel linking Courtown with picnic areas. Local Cllrs Joe Sullivan and Andrew Bolger have welcomed the news.
Also in the Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District €97,934 is earmarked for Boolavogue where consideration will be given to the restoration of the vacant National School and conversion into a digital hub and Community Centre as well as an adjacent landscaped garden.
In the Enniscorthy Municipal District €100,000 has been allocated to Clohamon for the restoration of a vacant school into a multi-purpose Community Centre with other facilities and a playground.
The Wexford funding has been welcomed by Senator Malcolm Byrne as “a commitment to improving the quality of life in our communities.”