Ef­forts to re­pair Ash­ford Weir start with race night

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

ASH­FORD Tidy Towns kick-started its ef­forts to re­pair Ash­ford Weir with a race night held in Ch­ester Beatty’s.

The weir in the Vartry River was badly dam­aged dur­ing Storm Frank in De­cem­ber 2015 and has re­mained in a state of dis­re­pair ever since that date.

The race night fundraiser gained plenty of sup­port on the night with a large crowd roar­ing on the horse and jockey they had placed a punt on.

Lo­cal busi­nesses were also very gen­er­ous with their spon­sor­ship of the dif­fer­ent races and also pro­vided var­i­ous prizes which were up for grabs on the night.

Ash­ford Tidy Towns now have fur­ther fundrais­ers in the pipe­line.

The es­ti­mated cost of fix­ing the weir is €10,000 and the lo­cal tidy towns hope the lo­cal au­thor­ity will come on board once a cer­tain amount of money has been raised. The dam­aged weir has also been men­tioned neg­a­tively in past Tidy Towns judges re­ports.

Fr Ea­monn Crosson, Maura Lavelle, Maija Tweed­dale, Rev Ken Rue, Diar­muid O’Reilly and John Bourke.

Hi­lary Mad­den, Claire Tim­mons, Mar­garet Stephens and Shiela Clarke.

Mau­rice Ram­sey, Dar­ragh Bau­mann, Ea­monn Mad­den and Jim Costello.

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