By Dan Walsh
Funding has been announced for the redevelopment of the oil tanks site on the quayside of the River Barrow at New Ross adjacent to the Dunbrody Famine Ship Visitor Centre.
Phase two of the New Ross Regeneration Project is costed at €1,017,991 with €814,393 announced by Minister Heather Humphreys from the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. The difference will be provided by Wexford County Council.
An Emigrant Park is to be developed on the site of the oil tanks which were removed recently.
Announcing the project, Minister Humphreys said; “The project will provide a new public realm offering on the site of the Old Oil Tanks which should extend visitor stays in New Ross, increase visitor numbers to the town, and guide the movement of visitors through the town, therefore increasing the economic and social impact of the visitors.”
Commenting on WexfordLocal.com, Senator Malcolm Byrne congratulated “Wexford County Council and the Dunbrody Centre for their foresight and vision in pushing this project and really enhancing the area beside the river in New Ross.”