By Dan Walsh
After months of inactivity due to Covid-19 lockdown the workers and machinery have resumed progress at Enniscorthy’s Business and Technology Park and a brief ceremony took place at the Killagoley site today to mark the turning of the sod for the first building on the site.
Limited in numbers attending and held under strict Covid-19 guidelines and protocols the honour of turning the first sod and tossing it in the air in triumph was assigned to Enniscorthy’s Minister for State at the Department of Justice, James Browne T.D.
Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy said the sod turning had been long awaited as the Covid-19 stalled progress, but today we are seeing that the building is real!
“In the not too distant future we will have a high quality building, with a second on the way, and the possibility of 1,000 high quality jobs between the two of them. Won’t that be really wonderful and Enniscorthy needs it and Enniscorthy deserves it,” Cllr Murphy told WexfordLocal.com
Also present today were Tom Enright, Chief Executive Officer, Wexford County Council, Michael Bennett, Contractor and Project Manager, who welcomed the guests onto the site, and Maree Lyng who was performing her final appearance as President of Enniscorthy Chamber of Commerce.
On August 3rd 2018 the first sod was turned at Enniscorthy Business and Technology Park which is a €2.5 million project to be built beside the River Slaney on a 35-acre site at Killagoley on what was once part of the the farm land for St. Senan’s Hospital.
Speaking on that occasion the Chairman of Wexford County Council, Cllr Keith Doyle said; “The Technology Park has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to Enniscorthy and will be the key to economic revitalisation of Enniscorthy town.”
Tom Enright, Wexford County Council Chief Executive Officer said it was “a very important day, not just for Enniscorthy, but for County Wexford, and today we make a confident and strong step forward on the future economic and social progress of Enniscorthy.”