As work continues on the magnificent new bridge across the River Barrow from the Pink Rock near Glenmore to Stokestown on the Wexford side of the river, a total of 209 submissions have been received regarding the name of the bridge that will enable traffic to bypass New Ross, currently a bottleneck at peak times.
There were 138 submissions from Wexford suggesting 47 different names and 71 submissions from Kilkenny putting forward 30 names. The decision will be made from a shortlist at a joint meeting of members from Piltown Municipal District and New Ross Municipal District on October 3rd. If a joint decision is not agreed, the councilors will vote on the outcome.
Incidentally, there are negative stirrings in some quarters regarding Waterford Regional Airport. At a recent meeting of South Kilkenny and Wexford elected representatives, New Ross based Councillor, Martin Murphy (Ind), was not supported when he called for a plan to be advanced for an airport in South Kilkenny to replace the Waterford facility.