Balbriggan’s €20m makeover will be the ‘envy of the country’
A new harbour, free WiFi and a skate park are just some of the elements of an ambitious €20 million-plus investment to make Balbriggan the “envy of the country”.
Proposals include a new river park which will flow through new public areas in the town down to a reimagined harbour and marina and link up with a new greenway.
Council chief executive Paul Reid said: “The plan goes much deeper than public spaces and amenities. It will involve every area of local lives – employment, education, skills, local economy and enterprise, and community affairs and integration.”
DCU president Brian MacCraith, who is head of the leadership group for the development, said that the new public amenities that will come with this will be “the envy of the country”.
He added: “The transformation is already beginning, with free town centre WiFi, a new skate park and a heritage trail just a few of the initiatives due to be unveiled in a short period of time.
“In a few years’ time, the centre of the town will have been transformed with public amenities flowing from the River Bracken and the Millpond Park through Quay Street down to a completely reimagined harbour.”