Plans for Enniscorthy’s River Walk

By Dan Walsh

Today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council chaired by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Cathal Byrne and held in the Presentation Centre, Convent Road, learned that an application was submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development for works at the River Walk south of the town.

The project would involve the resurfacing of the entire riverside trail –about three kilometres – and resurface a track by the River Urrin up to St. John’s Bridge consisting of a 600-metre loop.

Municipal Administrator, Bernie Quigley, claims in her report that this work will allow wheelchairs and disabled users access around the Urrin footbridge.

A grant allocation of €200,000 is available and funding allocations is expected to be announced in December or January.

The installation of water fountains at The Promenade, which is the pathway to the River Walk, along with installations at Bunclody, Bree, the Twenty-One Steps at Templeshannon, and Doyle’s Corner, The Duffy is imminent and should be complete by the end of December.

There was also support at today’s meeting for the laying of a footpath from Cherryorchard to The Still. Members agreed and suggesting that it would be “another leisurely walk on the outskirts of the town and families could admire the ducks in The Still Pond.” The project will be advanced when funding becomes available.

The Promenade leading to the Enniscorthy River Walk seen from the Urrin Footbridge.

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