Monday 14 October 2019

Wexford could soon have a coastal path

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

By Esther Hayden

Wexford could soon have its very own coastal pathway stretching from Rosslare to Curracloe.

At last week's meeting of Wexford Borough District the members heard that the council were investigating the possibility of such a path. One side would stretch from Ferrybank to Curracloe while the other would be from the Bullring to Rosslare.

However the members were told there would be planning issues around any such path, largely because of the natural heritage of the Wexford slobs.

The white fronted geese come in their thousands to Wexford each year from September until April and these are an endangered species with only 30,000 left in the world, 7.500 of which come to Wexford annually.

Engineer Lar Lett said that these birds would be very sensitive to works carried out in the area and also to volumes of pedestrians or cyclists adding that it might be the case that the council would be restricted to having a seasonal path.

Wexford People