Six Limerick communities receive Town and Village Renewal funding

Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan.

SIX County Limerick communities will share almost €1.2million from the latest round of allocations from the Town and Village Renewal Fund.

The biggest allocation of €495,000 will go to Herbertstown for the redevelopment of the former village creamery into a community resource.

€250,000 was approved to repurpose the former Bank of Ireland building in Bruff as a remote working hub and a further €250,000 will go towards redeveloping the Main Street in Ardagh.

€100,000 will go towards improving the streetscape in Foynes with €50,000 and €41,000 allocated to Croom and Athea to fund feasibility studies.

Describing the latest tranche of funding as an example of the substantial Government investment in rural development, Minister of State and local Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan said that it comes quickly after investment into several Limerick communities from the Community Centre development scheme.

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“Working with Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys, we have been able to get money for communities towns and villages all over the county. This latest round of funding tops  off a very productive year for us with money for greenways, community centres, working hubs, halls, parks, play areas amenities, roads, and other important work.

He explained that the funding will be allocated to Limerick City and County Council who made the applications in conjunction with local communities engaging with people like himself as the local TD.

“Other communities that are anxious to see projects develop need to start engaging with the Council and other State Agencies and if they want help they can make contact with my office”

He said he was looking forward to having Minister Humphreys back in the constituency in January when she could see what work is completed, in progress and planned.

“We will use it as an opportunity to showcase Limerick and, naturally, ask for more money,” he added.