Minister Simon Harris has confirmed that Wicklow Town is to receive €340,000 for the refurbishment and overhaul of the Assembly Hall.
The funding, which Minister Harris discussed directly with Community Minister Heather Humphreys, will see the installation of a new heating system, as well as painting works, and a refurbishment of the kitchen, toilets and meeting rooms.
Meanwhile, the project will also see the provision of new gym equipment on the Murrough, as well as improvements to the seafront promenade linking the harbour to the Murrough community facilities and beyond the Murrough Coastal Walk.
‘Wicklow Town Place Making Project’ will also see new gym equipment along the Murrough and improvements to promenade’
The project is called the Wicklow Town Place Making Project and is being delivered under the Community Recognition Fund – set up to support and reward communities that have welcomed families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.
Minister Harris said:
“In recent weeks, I’ve discussed directly with Minister Heather Humphreys the need to recognise the efforts of the people of Wicklow Town in relation to responding to the war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis.
“Today, I’m delighted to announce that Wicklow Town has been successful in securing €340,000 for the Wicklow Town Place Making Project.
“I know that the Assembly Hall has fallen into decay in recent years and that it really does need an investment like this.
“It’s great too that the community will benefit from improvements to the Murrough and promenade.
“County Wicklow has done extraordinarily well under the Community Recognition Fund with the likes of Rathdrum, Greystones, Bray, Arklow and Baltinglass also benefitting.
“These projects are being delivered in communities that have done so much in terms of welcoming in people from Ukraine and other countries around the world.
“I know as Minister for Justice, the huge efforts communities have made – they have really stepped up to the plate.
“From my part, I want to say a huge thank you to the communities on the ground and I know this funding will make such a big difference right across County Wicklow.”