MINSTER for Tourism Catherine Martin TD and Fáilte Ireland have today (Monday 20th September 2021) announced the locations where projects of scale will be developed that will transform and re-imagine urban spaces.
Following a competitive process, the pilot €5 million
Announcing the projects,
“It is also important to note that these projects will be sustainable and in line with environmental best practice. This funding announcement further strengthens this Government’s commitment to developing the regions as outlined in the ‘Our Rural Future’ plan.”
Speaking at the announcement at Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Alison Gilliland said: “I am delighted that Fáilte Ireland will be supporting Dublin City Council’s plans for urban animation in Smithfield. I’ve seen the plans and they look amazing. Smithfield is a key public space on the Northside of the city.
“This funding will allow us to create a more playful, family friendly atmosphere in this space. The plans include colourful animals, shapes and a fully functioning carousel which will be visually beautiful and exciting to interact with.”
Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland added: “Urban animation will play an increasingly important role in transforming and re-imagining our public spaces as safe, welcoming and vibrant places to visit.
“Our pilot Scheme
*Funding for the Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme is subject to terms and conditions of eligibility being met.