Minister Paul Kehoe was the guest of honour in Kiltealy today where he officially opened the Kiltealy Town and Village Renewal Scheme with the Blackstairs providing the ideal backdrop.
The Community Park was largely designed by the children of the parish and includes slides, sculptures, playground equipment and is an excelent showpiece for the community.
Minister Kehoe spoke of the pride that exists in Kiltealy and complimented the local committees for their dedication and getting new and modern facilities for the village. He also complimented Wexford County Council for their assistance towards the project.
Cllr Willie Kavanagh, Chairman of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, spoke about the project and how it developed into completion and he thanked the members of the community and the Council who worked to together to bring the €100,000 investment to fruition.
Bishop Denis Brennan, who is a native of the district, was also present. His Lordship described a simple way of life growing up in the village and he was loud in his praise for all who had worked for the betterment of the village and enhancing the facilities.
The attendance included Deputy James Browne, Cllr Keith Doyle, Chairman Wexford County Council, local Cllrs Barbara-Anne Murphy and Kathleen Codd-Nolan, John O’Connor, Enniscorthy Enterprise and Development, Liz Hore, Enniscorthy Municipal District Manager, Fr. Jim Fegan, P.P., Ballindaggin and Kiltealy, and Pat Brennan, The Duffry Social Club.
Colum Blake acted as master of ceremonies.
It was a proud day for the parish and was organised by Kiltealy Hall Development Group in association with Wexford County Council.