Post Office Field

An ecological park designed around river biodiversity, habitat and wildlife provide connectivity and spectacular views of the town’s historic heritage and create a new destination for people and families to meet and socialise in the centre of Ennis.

Post Office Field

Proposed Development

The Post Office field lies at a broad meander in the River Fergus within the centre of Ennis.  It comprises an area of rich wetland floor plain habitat with a  significant natural open space asset bounded to the north by Bank Place and Springfield Orchard.

The vision for the Post Office Field is a “natural open space rich in diversity, in the hart of Ennis where one can connect with nature and the River Fergus.  A broad sweeping boardwalk which will create a special place for all in the heart of the town.”

Redevelopment of the existing Post Office Field into a new town centre riverside park connected by boardwalk/promenade and pedestrian bridges. The new park will be a key asset to the Town with:

  • Maximise the potential of this key town centre site
  • a greater opportunity for recreational activities on the water.
  • increased utilisation of an important Town Centre site with a high level of accessibility.
  • proposed connection to pedestrian and cyclist network to enable sustainable modes of Transport.
  • enhanced biodiversity.
  • environmental education opportunities.

The project will also make a significant contribution to the amenity of Ennis town centre by facilitating the provision of a portion of the riverside walk as well as additional pedestrian connections across the River.

Aligned with Ennis 2040 Strategic Objectives

Ennis 2040 location for investment
LOCATION FOR INVESTMENT
Accessible place of Qualiy - Ennis 2040
ACCESSIBLE PLACE OF QUALITY
A 10 minute town - Ennis 2040 strategy timing
A ’10 MINUTE TOWN’

CENTRAL LOCATION


IN THE HEART OF ENNIS