By Dan Walsh
Large numbers are flocking to Morriscastle for the June Bank Holiday weekend and to avoid car parking problems like those unexpectedly experienced recently a new green field free public carpark capable of safely holding 350/400 vehicles opens on Saturday morning on a 2.5-acre site generously provided by local landowner Chris Hammel close to the popular Blue Flag beach.
“It was of huge importance to get this car park open ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend and I’m delighted that Hammel family came on board, and I thank them, Wexford County Council, Gerry Forde, Joanne Kehoe and their staff and Willie Hayden was the contractor,” Cllr Pip Breen told WexfordLocal.com
“We have a real fine Bank Holiday weekend coming up and there is a lot a people around and it is essential that people get a good experience at Morriscastle and the business is essential to sustain the local economy,” added Cllr Breen.
Good crowds outdoors at Kilmuckridge village this evening and it is also a plus that a new footpath from the village to the beach is operational and being used as a recreational facility by locals and visitors alike.
The ‘temporary’ car park is opened from 8am to 8pm every day till the end of August and a warm welcome awaits visitors from the excited coastal community.