€2,675,226 for the restoration & redevelopment of Baltinglass Courthouse

Some €2,675,226 has been allocated for a transformative regeneration project for Baltinglass Co. Wicklow a Fine Gael Minister has said.

Minister Doyle said: “This funding will deliver significant benefits for those living in our towns and villages in Wicklow.

“This project will restore and redevelop Baltinglass Courthouse for use as a new library and heritage hub and convert the old library into a Digihub, as well as deliver significant public realm improvements. The regeneration of these key sites and the improved townscape will deliver greater activity in the town centre.

“The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund was established under Project Ireland 2040 to deliver the targeted investment necessary to ensure that rural Ireland continues to grow and prosper and deliver on the balanced regional growth that is in everyone’s interests.

“I believe that it is vital that we continue to build resilience in rural communities and make our towns and villages vibrant places for families to live.

“The projects that this Fund supports are targeting areas where they can have the greatest economic and social impact and will help support communities in facing the uncertainty still posed by Brexit.”

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring said: “Today’s announcement represents the completion of the second call for funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

“We have had a phenomenal level of interest, with applications of an excellent standard, and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who were successful.”

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