€110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme

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FOUR Limerick projects are to share funding of more than €110,000 in funding under the first tranche of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

LIMERICK Minister and Fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan, has announced today that four Limerick projects are to share in funding of €110,700 under the first tranche of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Announcing the allocation of funding, Minister and fine Gael TD, Patrick O’Donovan said, the €110,700 in funding announced will “assist businesses/communities in towns and villages to adapt to the specific challenges posed by COVID-19” such as social distancing and to “increase footfall and generate economic activity in the short-term”.

The Fine Gael TD said the announcement was “great news for rural Co. Limerick”.

He said, “These projects have been developed in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council and the local communities. I know from working with volunteers across Co Limerick what funding like this means to the areas concerned. This injection is just one of a number we have made as a Government into rural Limerick.”

“The Limerick projects set to benefit are in Adare (€40,000), Bruff (€20,700), Kilmallock (€25,000) and Pallasgreen (€25,000).”

“They include projects that adapt outdoor spaces for social gatherings, dining or the hosting of outdoor events; public realm/infrastructural enhancements to allow for social distancing and to make towns/villages more welcoming.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has also informed me that “further approvals under the Town and Village Scheme will follow in a series of funding rounds that will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Limerick Projects
Adare Refurbishment of the Countess of Dunraven Fountain and creation of new pedestrianised area with seating around the fountain. €40,000.00
Bruff Resurfacing of footpath network in Grove Public Park, as well as provision of an access for all entrance to replace the existing steps. €20,700.00
Kilmallock Improved accessibility to Priory Walk, seating in the adjoining Pocket Park and creation of an amenity area including seating, planters and games. €25,000.00
Pallasgreen Sensory garden, walking track and recreational area with universal access for all ages and abilities to gather and integrate. €25,000.00