A Critical Milestone for Balbriggan as Fingal County Council Purchase Key Properties

October 23, 2020 0

Independent Balbriggan Councillor’s Tony Murphy & Cllr Grainne Maguire welcome the acquisition of several buildings in the town.  “The big conversation had with the people of Balbriggan in 2019 delivered a strategy document that set out the road map for a journey which will make Balbriggan one of the best towns in Ireland. I am delighted to say we are on the journey now for real with the recent purchase by Fingal County Council of two key buildings ‘De Brun’ on the main street and O’Shea’s at the Harbour” says Councillor Murphy

“The recently published Harbour report is timely, and the proposed appointment of a Harbour Master is a component which will ensure that the needs of all Harbour users are considered in the future development of this area.”

Councillor Murphy went on to say “The acquisition of O’Shea’s will kick-start the re-imagination of the harbour area. This could become a leisure destination which makes the most of its scenic location, attracting walkers, visitors and diners and at the same time accommodating the needs of the working boats.”

“Taking control of De Brun building on the main street allows the for the redevelopment of Bridge street to create a new street edge and will improve access to the bracken river waterfall. The Bracken river which flows through Mill Pond Park and through the Town Centre is long overdue being opened to the public”

Councillor Murphy added that he would like to acknowledge all the work being done by the Balbriggan Leadership Group to date and especially the Fingal officials involved in the purchase of these buildings, which was made more challenging with Covid-19 health restrictions.

Read more stories about the Balbriggan rejuvenation plan here

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