Over €700,000 will be spent on plans to regenerate Strokestown and strengthen the town’s links with Strokestown Park House by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten.
This project aims to address vacancy, integrate the town with Strokestown House and support the growth of further retail and indigenous business in the town.
“This funding is to complement previous rounds of Government funding of over €6m for Strokestown itself, Strokestown Park House as well as developments on the local Mount Dillon Bog Complex,” said Denis Naughten, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural Development Committee.
“Much of the investment in the area is as a direct result of decisions I made in Government to establish funding streams through the Urban & Rural Regeneration Funds to get vital local projects like the ones in Strokestown off the ground.
“These funding programmes allow local communities and the County Council to design projects that will drive forward economic development, rather than Government Departments designing a ‘one size fits all’ approach which has failed so many towns previously.
“This new approach is now beginning to help towns and villages across our area to reinvent themselves with the long-term objective of making them better places in which to live and to invest.
“But none of this could have been possible without the work and commitment of the Town Team and the support provided to it by Roscommon County Council,” concluded Denis Naughten.