Community forum has plans for Denis Burke Park and riverside walk

Suircan is a Clonmel-based community forum established in 2007, where people can discuss their thoughts and ideas on the River Suir - its islands, ecology, biodiversity and its amenity value. Suircan are committed to working with all those who are interested in the Suir and the role that the river can play in revitalising the centre of Clonmel.

Suircan is a Clonmel-based community forum established in 2007, where people can discuss their thoughts and ideas on the River Suir - its islands, ecology, biodiversity and its amenity value. Suircan are committed to working with all those who are interested in the Suir and the role that the river can play in revitalising the centre of Clonmel.

Suircan are undertaking a community-based consultation process, with a view to submitting proposals for the future of Denis Burke Park and the riverside walks to Clonmel Borough Council. The group is interested in exploring the potential of Denis Burke Park to provide a greater amenity for the people of Clonmel. It’s also interested in creating a riverside walk from the Gas House Bridge to the Convent Bridge which could include Denis Burke Park, Lady Blessington’s Bath, Green Lane and the historic walking paths along the riverbank.

As part of this on-going process Suircan will hold a Visioning Exercise on Saturday, 30th April at 3.30 in The Common Thread Café, Parnell Street, Clonmel. The Visioning Exercise will take place after a National Spring Clean event, which will focus on Denis Burke Park and Green Lane and will be held between 2.30 and 3.30.

The Exercise will look at creating a vision for the stretch of the Suir as it flows through Clonmel and will also address the river in its wider context in South Tipperary. It’s hoped that the Visioning Exercise can be used to address a wide range of topics, ranging from physical works and amenity issues to social, community and management issues surrounding the river and public space.

Suircan invite all those who have an interest in sharing ideas and possibilities to help out with the National Spring Clean event and afterwards to join the Visioning Exercise.