Enniscorthy faces an uphill battle 01/07/15 : the chronicle.ie

Enniscorthy faces an uphill battle 01/07/15

| July 1, 2015

Enniscorthy is slipping down the league of shopping locations and could face real problems when the by-pass of the town is opened in a few years time.

That’s the big concern for those in charge of the town’s promotion with an admission that the Enniscorthy has already slipped from the second shopping location in the county to the third or even fourth.

Local councillor James Browne sounded the alarm bells for the future of the town when he called for a detailed programme to promote it as a tourist destination with adequate signage to highlight the town’s history and attractions.

He told a meeting of the Municipal District Council that Enniscorthy had once been the recognised second town in the county for shopping but had lost that position to Gorey and was in danger of falling back further if action was not taken to market the town in advance of the completion of the by-pass.

He said Enniscorthy was not just in competition with Wexford and Gorey but with Dundrum Town Centre

Calling for signage to promote areas of interest to tourists he specifically called for signs highlighting Eileen Grey and Colm Toibin’s connection with the town.

There was support for his suggestion but Cllr Oliver Walsh said Colm Toibin spent a lot of time in Blackwater and maybe that should be highlighted too.

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