MORE THAN €750,000 in funding has been secured for seven projects in Donegal through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Speaking about the announcement this afternoon Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has heralded the success of the scheme following the latest allocation.
“What a brilliant boost for our county. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a key part of this Government’s drive to support rural Ireland,” Minister McHugh said.
“Funding of €764,400 being sent to seven communities in Donegal is a strong signal that the Government is committed to making our towns and villages more attractive places to live and work. We are supporting communities.”
The money has been approved by Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring for the following projects through the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. They include:
Raphoe – Public realm upgrades and town enhancement measures – €200,000
Gleann Cholm Cille – The preparation of a development & operational plan for the village of An Caiseal and public realm works – €100,000
Clonmany – Public realm upgrade of Clonmany to enhance and maintain the village in line with the Village Plan – €100,000
Killea – The installation of carpark, provision of recycling facilities and signage adjacent to a new outdoor play area – €100,000
Rossnowlagh – Redevelop an underutilised car park in the village into a focal point with various community amenities – €100,000
Dunfanaghy – The upgrading of the car park and streetscape enhancement – €100,000
Maghery -The provision of a suite of innovative amenities which will promote adventure and activity tourism – €64,400
The money is specifically targeted at towns and villages with less than 10,000 people.
Minister McHugh said: “The people who live, work and visit these areas will reap the rewards for years to come. The money helps to give a community a boost and all this is part and parcel of our ambitions under Project Ireland 2040. And we will continue to live up to those commitments. It just shows the ambition and the quality of the projects in Donegal that six of the seven projects are at the top end of the funding scale.”