Local projects get over €200,000 in funding
Three North Wexford projects were last week granted over €200,000 under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Details were announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, and welcomed by Minister Michael D’Arcy.
The largest sum is €100,000 for a creative hub and a heritage and creative trail around Gorey. A biodiversity recreation park in Camolin was granted €48,000, while a business centre in the community centre in Kilanerin was allocated €54,000.
Gorey District manager Amanda Byrne said the council is working with Gorey School of Art on branding for the town, and it’s hoped to do small scale works to improve access to some of the heritage features in the town. A high spec professional space for artists and arts organisers is also planned.
She said it’s hoped to establish a trail focused on things to do in town including Gorey School of Art, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey Town Park, and the woodland walking trails under at Ramsfort Woods. The trail would involve improving accessibility, lighting, and signage.
It’s hoped that a new business centre in Kilanerin will help create local employment opportunities. The bio-diversity park in Camolin is earmarked for wetland along the River Bann near the sports pitches.
District chairman Cllr Joe Sullivan said the council and communities have been working hard on these projects for a considerable period of time.