Riverside grotto dedicted to Carrick’s fishermen

Carrick-on-Suir’s fishermen have invited the people of the town to visit and enjoy a fishing themed grotto they have built along the popular river bank walk.

Carrick-on-Suir’s fishermen have invited the people of the town to visit and enjoy a fishing themed grotto they have built along the popular river bank walk.

The Elm Ditch Well grotto erected at the Elm Ditch area of the river bank is dedicated to the late Bill Power and Johnny Gentle and all local fishermen, who have passed away.

It has been crafted for all to enjoy by the fishermen of Carrick-on-Suir.

The grotto took three months to complete and the voluntary work undertaken by the team of local fishermen has enhanced the riverbank walk for everyone whilst leaving a fitting legacy to the memory of local fishermen past and present.

A fishing cot takes pride of place higher up the ditch, which is brimming with flowers and features stonework with an engraved plaque.

The Elm Ditch well flows gently alongside the boat.

There are four wooden benches at the grotto giving people an opportunity to meet up, rest and enjoy the river scene.