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Danger and chaos on approaches to seaside resorts 31/07/17

| July 31, 2017

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Despite the importance of tourism to Co. Wexford and to North Wexford in particular priority is not being given to ensuring that facilities are up to standard. That’s the message from councillors in North Wexford as the tourist season reaches its peak.

Problems around car parking and access routes at a number of seaside locations were raised at the July meeting of Gorey Municipal District Council.

The biggest area of concern is Morriscastle where the lack of car parking and relatively poor access leads to chaos on busy days.

Cllr. Mary Farrell who raised the issue a year ago wondered what if any progress had been made on the matter.

The Council is currently investigating the possibility of providing temporary car parking facilities in Morriscastle but it is now thought it will be 2018 before the facilities can be finalised.

Cllr. Farrell warned that a tragedy was waiting to happen in the area.

But Cllr. John Hegarty raised the wider question of access to some of the seaside resorts in the North Wexford area.

He said that in some areas ditches were uncut and growing out across narrow roads. Visitors from Dublin who were more used to driving on dual carriageways were opting to drive on the middle of these narrow roads as a result.

He also highlight the fact that ‘Yield’ signs were obscured by overgrown ditches in some places and he called for the ditches to be cut back to ensure that signs were visible.

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