The lovely weather offered Wicklow Town Councillors the perfect excuse for a leisurely stroll up to Brides Head to see what was planned for the new GAA development.
The current plans are at a particularly early stage, though moves have already been made to appoint an architect. The development could include a number of pitches, a running track, changing rooms and a club house.
Discussions between St. Patrick's GAA Club and the town council are understood to be going well. However, the location of the planned development so far from the town centre is sure to cause some concerns. A number of council members looking over the site for themselves on Monday evening made similar comments, while others noted that strong winds gusting in off the coast could also prove problematic, particularly during the colder winter months.
Hopping over a rickety old farm fence didn't prove too troublesome for the elected members, even the less agile amongst them, but rumours that a rather large bull may be roaming the fields untethered certainly seemed to put the wind up one or two people.
The site in question is between 40 and 50 acres in size.
As well as catering for the local GAA club, it is hoped that the running track can be used by Inbhear Dee Athletics Club.
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