Ideas for the river welcomed by Suircan

As part of its proposals for the River Suir, the Clonmel-based community forum Suircan is holding what it calls a Visioning Exercise on this Saturday, May 30 at 3.30 in The Common Thread Café, Parnell Street, Clonmel. All are welcome to attend and 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 from 2.30 to 3.30.

The event 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. The group hope that the 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, which was formed four years ago, is committed to working with all those who are interested in the Suir and the role that it can play in revitalising the centre of Clonmel.

The group is 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. It’s interested in exploring the potential of Denis Burke Park to provide a far greater amenity for the people of Clonmel.

Suircan is also interested in creating a riverside walk from the Gas House Bridge to the Convent Bridge that could include Denis Burke Park, Lady Blessington’s Bath, Green Lane and the historic walking paths along the riverbank.