Almost €1 million for projects in Co. Limerick

Limerick City and County Council has been successful in receiving funding for nine projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018. The 2018 Scheme, which was launched in April this year, focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development. Twelve Limerick projects were submitted under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018 – the maximum allowed per local authority. Judging was carried out by an independent panel and it was a competitive application process across all local authorities. The county has received funding worth €963,918 for the nine projects, as follows; Abbeyfeale (€200,000 to convert the old bank building in the town centre to an e-hub/ business facility); Ballyhahill (€99,918 to develop a river walk with park and village enhancement); Ballylanders (€96,000 for further development of an outdoor classroom and parking at Griston Bog); Ballysteen (€100,000 to upgrade the old Carnegie Library to a community hub); Castleconnell (€96,000 to fit out a community café); Glin (€96,000 to convert an unused part of Glin library into an interpretive centre and tourism hub); Kilfinane (€80,000 to create an artisan food hub); Kilmeedy (€100,000 for an extension and fit-out of the community café/horticulture centre); and Shanagolden (€96,000 for the installation of a playground in the town park). Work will begin on the projects in the coming weeks.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said: “This is a great outcome for rural towns and villages across County Limerick.  The projects will help enhance the lives of those in the locality. Communities in all these areas will benefit as more and more services are being made available locally.”