Enniscorthy’s new dawn 05/02/15 : the chronicle.ie

Enniscorthy’s new dawn 05/02/15

| February 5, 2015

It will be all go in Enniscorthy very soon when work starts on the town’s flood relief programme and the by-pass of the town finally gets underway.

These are exciting times for the Cathedral town where many locals and traders have felt a bit left behind in recent years.

As Wexford town and Gorey thrived during the boom years, Enniscorthy was left a little on the back foot so people in the area are determined to make the most of the next chapter in the town’s history which will involve both the by-pass and the flood relief scheme which, of course involves the building of a new bridge across the Slaney and also the construction of a footbridge from one side of the town to the other.

Very sensibly councillors and officials in Enniscorthy are grasping the opportunity they see ahead for the town and don’t want the works just to mean that cars can pass faster on the way to Wexford or Rosslare or that the flood waters of the Slaney are kept in check.

They want to develop more tourism in the town and that means creating things which will be of interest to visitors. Making the new footbridge as focal point of the town itself and creating other attractions are all part of the plan.

I hope that all these plans and good ideas come to fruition because Enniscorthy deserves a bit of a lift.

by Ger Walsh

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