Saturday saw the official opening of Wexford’s Selskar Square situated in the historic north end of the town. Selskar Sq was previously known as Selskar Avenue. The opening saw the completion of phase 4 of Wexford Borough Council’s pedestrian work. The festivities started in the afternoon with face painting and music. Some Like It Hot is one of Wexford’s best kept secrets. If you click on the link on the left column and follow through to the bebo site you’ll see why. They blend brass, keyboards and percussion in a unique big sound that filled the square on a wonderful sunny day.
Mayor Ted Howlin did the honours by cutting the ribbon. As he pointed out it was appropriate in European Disability Week to close off another street to traffic and to allow pedestrians enjoy what Selskar Square will become. The square already has restaurants on which to sit out and enjoy your meal and soon all will be joined by a statue of Wexford hurling legend Nicky Rackard. Trees have yet to be planted and while I know people were saddened to see the old trees go I hope that the new square will be better. On warm sunny days like Saturday it will be a treat.