Wednesday 6 May 2009

Friends of the Murrough still awaiting Minister's decision

NEARLY A YEAR has passed since the Friends of the Murrough made a submission to the Minister for the Environment requesting a Special Amenity Area Order for the Murrough.

The order was sought to protect and enhance the Murrough and create new recreational amenities for the area. If the order is secured it's also hoped to have fixed walkways with boardwalks where necessary together with established rights of way to roam.

Friends of the Murrough Secretary, Pat Kavanagh, says, 'We are still awaiting an outcome to that submission.

'In the meantime we have been working on many other issues relating to the area. We commissioned a report for the Irish Sports Council by John Monaghan, Trails Adviser, which we have not received.

'We still need to maintain a dedicated effort to further our goals, and we need the help of the public to achieve this.'

On Wednesday April 29 local historian, Vincent O'Reilly, will give a talk on the Murrough, having already published six articles on the subject in the Historical Society Journal.

He is also currently working on two more similar articles.

The talk takes place in the Blue Room, Grand Hotel, starting at 8 p.m.. The Friends of the Murrough AGM follows.

Anyone who would like to get involved can contact Pat at (086) 2771871.

Wicklow People

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