Plans to transform Enniscorthy into a thriving economic hub and landmark tourist destination are continuing at pace. That was the message of Wexford County Council Head of Special Projects Brian Galvin when he addressed this afternoon’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District.
Central to the Council’s plans is the-re development and enhancement of the much-loved Enniscorthy Castle, including an adjoining visitor centre with retail and café facilities together with an audio-visual experience to re-imagine the historic beginnings of Enniscorthy. The overall master plan also includes a longer term ambition to create a car and coach park at the Turret Rocks with a cable car connection to the Castle to help transform Enniscorthy into a landmark visitor destination.
The Council’s proposals for the redevelopment of the Templeshannon area of Enniscorthy were also discussed at the meeting. Plans here include a major public realm investment to improve accessibility and to make the area attractive to shoppers and visitors and the construction of a new pedestrian bridge to increase connectivity between Templeshannon and the Slaney Street area. There are also proposals to develop a 3 urban blocks within Templeshannon for re-development to facilitate new commercial and economic development opportunities in the area.