October 4, 2017

Funding for Westmeath under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

Minister Moran secures €92k for Dun na Si Amenity Park and Centre

 Minister of State and Longford/Westmeath TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has secured over  €640k in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced this morning.

Minister Moran was in Granard this morning together with Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, to make the announcement under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Minister Moran said the scheme is a key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. In particular, Minister Moran said the he was delighted to secure funding of over €90k for Moate where there will be provision of additional car and bus parking facilities at the Dun na Si Amenity Park and Visitor Centre.

Minister Moran added that he was also very happy to Ballinahown secure three small mobile sales points for craft and artisan foods. “This will help to create additional tourism attractions to increase visitor numbers to the Ballinahown area, developing additional small scale craft and food businesses in the area.

“The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is all about creating jobs, developing and sustaining rural areas and ultimately keeping them alive and vibrant,” said Minister Moran.

The funding announced for Westmeath includes:

  • Ballinacargy – Enhance Canal Harbour, Enhance two public spaces – €40k
  • Ballinahown – Three craft mobile sales points – €32k
  • Collinstown – Develop Village Centre – €72k
  • Devlin – Signage, surface dress of laneway, etc., – €68k
  • Killucan/Rathwire – Improvement enhancement Town Park, restore access path, address high level of dereliction – €76k
  • Kinnegad – Car Parking – €33,600
  • Milltownpass – Economic hub – €84k
  • Moate- Car and bus parking – €92k
  • Rahugh – renovation and repair to local landmark – €38,400
  • Streamstown – refurbishment of old railway station – €60k

October 4, 2017

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