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Waterford News 3rd August 1900


Dungarvan Improvements


What we want here is a few enterprising broad-minded businessmen who would now take advantage of the “rising tide " and give the town a push forward.  It must be admitted that members of the Urban District Council are doing their best... and cannot effect any radical alteration without taxing the people... Nature has done everything for Dungarvan, which if it were situated across the water... would, in 24 hours, make its fortune.  We have here a splendid landlocked harbour with miles upon miles of sanded beach for sea bathing, and with a foot bridge to the Cunnigar, which would cost inside of £ 1,000.

The railway company, who derive a considerable increase in their funding from the advantages offered to tourists by the situation and surroundings of the town, would no doubt, assist in the undertaking as they have done with the construction of the sea wall at Youghal.  The Urban District Council are now constructing a boat slip at the Promenade [The Lookout] and when this is completed it will be possible for tourists without any inconvenience to reach the boats from the end of the Promenade.

Another great want here is that visitors must wait for the tide morning and evening to have a “dip”, whereas at the very trifling cost, part of the bathing place could be enclosed by a concrete wall, and fresh sea water could be stored up, so that people could enjoy a bath at all hours of the day.  We trust this matter will receive the attention of the council.





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