Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas.
The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County Council to enhance facilities and amenities in the area.
“The funding is being made available for village enhancement, improved pedestrian access, remote working and study facilities as well as enhancing visitor and tourist experiences, all with the objective of making these villages better places to live, work and visit.
“This investment in the villages concerned will also support local job creation and provide a much-needed boost to the economy of these villages,” confirmed Denis Naughten.
“The towns and villages of rural Ireland are the heart and soul of our communities and this funding is part of an overall package of funding that I sought on entering Government in 2016,” stated Denis Naughten.
Project Approvals – 2020 Standard Town & Village Renewal Scheme
|Roscommon||Dysart||Public realm improvements, developing a community study and digital hub in an unused section of the Community Centre and signage.||€100,000|
|Roscommon||Knockcroghery||Public Realm works including landscaping; street furnishing; pavement repairs; and commemorative artistic installation.||€100,000|
|Roscommon||Rooskey||Provision of lighting scheme, footpath repair and replacement, tree planting and signage scheme.||€100,000|
|Roscommon||Tarmonbarry||Development of public realm enhancement with outdoor dining facilities; provision of paved areas; and the installation of a pedestrian crossing.||€200,000|
|Roscommon||Four Roads||Public realm enhancement including provision of footpath, street lighting, paint scheme, landscaping, street furniture, bike rack and signage.||€100,000|
|Roscommon||Croghan||Enhancement of Croghan village centre to include a new pedestrian paved network, landscaping and enhancement of the public amenity area.||€100,000|
|Roscommon||Lecarrow||Village enhancement, including the provision of a footpath from the marina to the village centre; provision of outdoor benches, picnic tables and public lighting.||€100,000|
|Galway||Creggs||The upgrade of the heritage centre to include a remote working hub; covered seating, an outdoor cinema and bandstand.||€90,000|
|Galway||Castleblakeney||The provision of an outdoor recreation area containing a children’s playground, outdoor gym, walking routes and car parking facilities.||€100,000|
|Leitrim||Rooskey||To construct a walkway/cycleway to join the village footpath with the Killinaker Bridge.||€99,900|
|Leitrim||Jamestown||Village enhancement and provision of a footpath linking the circular walking and cycle route with the village and the Carrick Loop Walkway.||€99,900|
|Longford||Lanesborough||The provision of enhanced road signage identifying Lanesborough as a tourist destination; provision of a footpath linking residential areas with the town centre.||€71,820|