By Dan Walsh
Enniscorthy is getting a well-deserved street cleaning treatment on Rafter Street, Court Street, Church Street, Castle Street and a small portion of Weafer Street and Main Street members were informed by Acting District Manager Bernie Quigley at the July meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council held today under strict Covid-19 protocols and guidelines at Kilcannon Garden Centre on the Old Dublin Road.
The cleaning operation, which will take four days, has already begun and during the meeting Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy pointed out that “if outdoor dining is permitted it is only fair that a clean environment be presented for the public using the streets.”
Slaney Street is getting 150 umbrellas covering approximately 15 metres next week. Due to works commencing in Slaney Street under the Historic Towns Initiative it is not possible to install as many as previous years, but some colourful days are imminent.
In other news, the Council has agreed to the installation of water fountains at Bunclody, Bree, The Promenade, Enniscorthy, the 21 Steps, Templeshannon, and Doyle’s Corner, The Duffry, Enniscorthy. It is hoped to order the fountains in mid-August.
Plans are afoot to resurface the entire 3km riverside walking trail by the River Slaney, and resurface a track around the Urrin River, a 600-metre loop, up to St. John’s Bridge, that would allow wheelchairs and disabled users access around the Urrin footbridge. The grant allocation is €200,000.
Update on the Enniscorthy Technology Park is that steel erection will commence on Monday, July 26th and the project is on course for completion in May 2022.
So, many worthwhile projects in the pipeline that will make Enniscorthy town and district a better place.