By Dan Walsh
Minister of State at the Department of Justice James Browne T.D. has announced an update on funding for Enniscorthy.
Minister Browne states that Enniscorthy has been granted €855,000 in active travel funding for specific projects in the last 18 months, plus €177,000 for upgrade of Slaney Street and €200,000 for the promenade walk, totalling €1,232,000.
Funding has also been granted under safe routes to school for the town of at least €25,000 and Enniscorthy and has gotten its fair share of €900,000 in general allocation of funding for the county for upgrades of footpaths and walkways giving Enniscorthy a total of over €1.4 million in funding for footpaths, pedestrian crossings, walkways, etc.
At the January meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council Acting Manager Bernie Quigley told the members the works on Slaney Street Historic Towns Initiative have been completed with the exception of one premises and some additional works are required at a few properties. It is envisaged that these works will be completed in the next few weeks. Michael Tierney Conservation Architect has been procured to supervise the conservation works element.