Wexford County Council is committed to developing a Master Plan for Enniscorthy Town as a tourist destination whilst protecting its strong heritage, cultural and environmental sites.
The objectives of the project are to:
- To provide a master plan and associated implementation plan for interpreting the town, its sites and stories in a holistic way;
- To utilise the substantial heritage and natural assets of Enniscorthy Town
- To develop the town as a new iconic visitor attraction and public realm space that has the capacity to attract 100,000+ visitors per annum;
- To develop a programme of works over the next 5 years to deliver a more coherent and compelling visitor experience aligned to Irelands Ancient East;
- To develop Enniscorthy and its surrounding areas as a long term sustainable Tourism Destination
The heritage of the area leans towards Castles and Conquests including the Norman conquest which left its mark on Enniscorthy and Ireland, both physically and through society; High Kings and Heroes with a feisty Gaelic warlord in a desperate attempt to retain his crown; to a Rebelling race, in a fight for freedom that sprung from French and American ideas and demands for self-determination of that time.
Enniscorthy is a location of passion, drama, story and myth - a unique destination which brings fascinating stories and legends to life. It has been and remains a market town that has traditionally been a centre for providing high quality agricultural produce, great food and local crafts.
The project is to develop a world class visitor experience centred on Enniscorthy town, its heritage and its natural assets, to deliver an innovative, unique and new visitor destination within Ireland's Ancient East.
The project will significantly increase visitor numbers particularly from overseas and will support the developing the existing tourism sector in the town and surrounding local area.
An application for funding has been made to Fáilte Ireland under their 'Platforms for Growth' Scheme.
|December 2019||Completion of Master Plan|
|March 2021||Preliminary Design & Planning|
|March 2022||Detailed Design|
|September 2023||Complete Construction|