€518,000 in funding secured for Co. Wicklow towns and villages

It was announced today that Co. Wicklow has received €518,000 in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The following projects will receive funding under the scheme:

Blessington – Village enhancements – €80,000

Hollywood – New pathway and safety enhancement works – €29, 757

Newcastle – Healthcheck and establishment of 4km walkway heritage trail and geophysical survey – €23,760

Newtownmountkennedy – Public realm works – €120, 488

Rathdrum – Installation of street lighting – €68,000

Tinahely – Public realm improvements – €76,000

Wicklow – Lighting of landmark buildings in town – €120,000

Minister Andrew Doyle said “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 Wicklow.”


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