Friday, May 2, 2014

Kelly: Funding has to be made available for Wexford Museum

Following on from recent requests by Cllr Anthony Kelly that money should be acquired from the OPW to convert Wexford's old gaol into a museum, it was revealed at last week's meeting of Wexford Borough Council that no such funding would be released. 

Speaking after the meeting Cllr Kelly said he was very disappointed at the result and felt it was short-sighted.  

"I'm hugely disappointed that Wexford County Council has said that there is no funding available to even carry out a feasibility study so as to attract grants from the relevant state agencies in an effort to convert the old Wexford gaol into a museum.  It seems to be very short sighted of the Council to not see the huge potential for tourism and education in this project.  It would also create much needed real employment in Wexford."

Cllr Kelly vowed to continue the fight for funding for this project and said that he intends to push for it to be included in the next Wexford town development plan. 

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