Council encourages engagement in consultation for Riverside Activity Centre

Council encourages engagement in consultation for Riverside Activity Centre

Riverside Activity Centre

Carlow County Council has today (27th February 2020) formally announced the project development consultation stage for a proposed Riverside Activity Hub in Carlow Town.  Clubs, community groups, particularly those interested in using the River Barrow for recreation and interested individuals are invited to a public consultation session which will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020 @ 7.00pm in the Seven Oaks Hotel.

Speaking about the project, Michael Rainey, Director of Services for Planning, Corporate & Economic Development with Carlow County Council said “The River Barrow has been historically identified as a critical asset for Carlow Town and this project provides the opportunity to enhance the user experience in the area by complementing the existing developments in Carlow Town Park.  Rainey continued to say, “we are delighted to be working with Kenneth Hennessy Architects who have been appointed to bring forward a design for a sustainable Water/River Activity Hub, appropriate to the Town Park location in consultation with all the relevant stakeholders”.  Rainey concluded by saying “It is envisaged that the project will be a mixed-use development, combining economic activity and recreational uses, and in turn creating a major Tourism Asset for Carlow Town”.

Welcoming  the project, Cllr. Andrea Dalton, Mayor of the Carlow Municipal District said “I welcome the pre-development of this project and would encourage everybody with an interest in outdoor recreation to engage in its pre-development so that we can all develop a shared vision for the delivery of this project” , Dalton continued to say “healthy living and embracing the outdoors is such an important aspect of life and it would be great to see this project being delivered for Carlow”.

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For further information contact Pierce Kavanagh – Economic Development Officer on or call 059-9129783 or 087-3449432