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Wednesday 18 September 2019

€50,000 to improve Rocks walkways

Garry Morris, Mayor George Lawlor and Barry Kinsella look over the plans for the improvement of walkways in The Rocks
Garry Morris, Mayor George Lawlor and Barry Kinsella look over the plans for the improvement of walkways in The Rocks

Pádraig Byrne

The picturesque view from the top of 'Hilly Holly' in The Rocks is set to get a lot more accessible for the people of Wexford after €50,000 in funding was allocated to enhance and improve the walkways there.

The funding, obtained by the South End Family Resource centre has been ring-fenced to develop and improve walkways in the rocks and to enhance the natural amenity for the people of Wexford. The funding was obtained under the Fisheries Local Area Group (FLAG) scheme following the work of Yvonne Byrne on behalf of the south end group.

Mayor of Wexford George Lawlor says that the development of the walkways will serve to further enhance what is among Wexford's most picturesque green spaces.

'It's probably one of the most scenic areas within Wexford town,' he said.

'It's a wonderful natural amenity. Previously it was a black-spot for anti-social behaviour, but now it's a real haven for community life in the south end.'

'It's great to see how far it's come in recent years, particularly with the hard work of people like Colm O'Muirí in the South End Family Resource Centre, Barry Kinsella of St Mary's of Maudlintown GAA Club and building surveyor and designer Garry Morris.'

As well as carrying out work on the walkways, Cllr Lawlor says that there are also plans to install further picnic tables and areas for families to enjoy and everyone involved hopes the work will prove a substantial benefit to the area.

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