Signage

Funds approved for Roscrea signage

OPW commits to back town enhancement plan - Cllr Michael Smith

Eoin Kelleher

Reporter:

Eoin Kelleher

Email:

eoin.kelleher@tipperarystar.ie

Roscrea Signage

Photo L/R: Cllr. Michael Smith, Minister Sean Canney, Roscrea Chamber President Seamus Browne, Roscrea Chamber Secretary Michael Madden.

The Office of Public works have committed funding for new signage in the town of Roscrea as part of the Enhancement Plan.

A recent delegation led by Cllr. Michael Smith met with Minister Sean Canney, with responsibility for OPW and Heritage Sites. A joint proposal was put forward from Tipperary County Council in an effort to secure funds.

The Council recently commissioned DBA consultancy to carry out a detailed study of provision of new signs in the heritage town. Local Cllr. Michael Smith a member of the enhancement committee was delighted that the meeting yielded such positive results “Tipperary County Council, in conjunction with the Heritage Council, local interest groups and numerous stake holders came together to commission the Enhance Llan for Roscrea.

A key initiative under this plan was to identify a signage strategy within the town. The town had not fully capitalised on its breadth of heritage. I want to express my sincere thanks to the Minister Sean Canney for looking so favourably on our proposal, the very prompt reply shows how important this can benefit the town of Roscrea and attract tourists.

The Office of Public Works has always shown a willingness to listen and accommodate projects working with the Council. I look forward to these works taking place in the coming months”.

The Roscrea Chamber President Mr. Seamus Browne told the Tipperary Star that this would be of huge significance for Roscrea “the Roscrea Chamber have always been advocating to the Council to improve and upgrade signage in our Heritage Town, the proposal which was agreed will be of immense importance to attract tourism and I want to thank the OPW for working in partnership with the businesses. The Chair of the Committee Brian King deserves huge credit for steering the enhancement committee to bring about a key priority,” concluded Mr Browne.