By Dan Walsh
A new sensory garden proposed for Enniscorthy will be one of the largest in the country and it becomes a step closer with the allocation of €234,000 from the latest round of Town and Village Renewal funding announced yesterday (Wednesday).
Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne TD has confirmed that €234,000 will go towards a new Enniscorthy Wellbeing and Activity Garden which will be one of the largest sensory gardens in the country.
Minister Browne said; “The exact location within the town has yet to be confirmed,”, but Deputy Paul Kehoe, speaking on South East Radio stated that the location would be on the St. John’s Hospital site on Munster Hill?
Deputy Paul Kehoe said; “The aim of this project is to fully enhance the newly designed green space in order to encourage greater use and enjoyment of this sizeable and currently very underutilised space.”
Cllr Aidan Browne, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District, stated; “Enniscorthy Wellbeing and Activity Garden will be a special and safe place for people with sensory challenges to be able to fully participate in our community.”
It has also emerged that €100,000 has been allocated towards the improvement of streetscapes in Enniscorthy, which is earmarked for improvements to shopfronts in the town centre area. It is understood that the funding will be spent in Castle Street!