€786k allocated to Carlow under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

8th October, 2018

€786,118 has been allocated to Carlow under the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, local Fine Gael TD., Pat Deering, has said.

“My colleague, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed to me today that Carlow will benefit from over €786k in funding under  the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Ardattin    – Digital Hub, marketing, tourism info etc    – €100,000
Ballinkillen/Lorum – Village Enhancement (Opening of a Café) Tourism –  €71,332
Clonmore – Community and Enterprise Hub Tourism – €68,732
Grange    – Village Enhancement Tourism – €51,218
Kildavin    – Development of Playground Tourism – €100,000
Myshall – Village Enchancement Heritage Trail Enchancement Tourism – €99,207
Tinnahinch – Village Enhancement Tourism – €99,532
Tinryland – Graveyard Enhancement Bus Shelter Tourism     – €100,000
Tullow – Village Enchancement Works,Tourism – €96,097
Total: €786,118

“Fine Gael in Government is using the benefits of the economic recovery to support the growth and development of rural Ireland, and the Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. The Scheme focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages with populations of less than 5,000 people, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.

“Almost €53 million has been approved for more than 670 projects across the country under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme since it was introduced in the second half of 2016.

“The Government’s commitment to supporting rural Ireland is further underscored through the new €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund which was launched this year as part of project Ireland 2040. This new Fund will provide an opportunity to deliver more integrated and ambitious projects which will further support the revitalisation of our rural towns and villages in the coming years.

“Today’s announcement gives a real boost to communities in towns and villages across Carlow.”

Announcing the funding, Minister Ring said: “Over 220 rural towns and villages are getting really positive news today. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is an important part of the Government’s work to rejuvenate rural Ireland and is having a significant impact on towns and villages across the country.

“The benefit of previous funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme is now being felt countrywide and I am delighted to be able to allocate a further €21.2 million for projects in 224 towns and villages right across rural Ireland.  Amongst the successful projects which I am announcing are many fine examples of initiatives which will support enterprise and job creation.  I want to thank the Local Authorities for their efforts and co-operation in engaging with local communities to identify these projects.”