A €1m project to redevelop the quay front at New Ross will get the go ahead following the announcement of Rural Regeneration Funding by Government Thursday morning.
€1.017,991 is the total cost of the development of the Emigrant Park on the old oil tank site on the quay and a rooftop dining area overlooking the park at the Dunbrody Experience Visitor Centre, which will also be expanded, possibly with further funding forthcoming.
€814,393 in funding has been provided Thursday, with Wexford County Council making up the difference. The aim of the works is to extend visitor dwell time at public realm park areas in New Ross.
The latest investment follows a €1.6m plus spend on The High Hill Park.
Paul Kehoe TD welcomed the funding announcement, saying it is a significant investment in the town.
“It’s another addition to Ne Ross, one which is badly needed on the quay. It adds to the tourist experience offered with the Dunbrody centre, the Emigrant Flame, the JFK links, with the Norman centre also being developed on the quay.”