Default post

GREAT news for villages and small towns across Clare as it’s been announced they will share in €1m for local projects.

In total nine rural Clare towns will benefit from €944,000 under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and focuses on projects which can help to enhance and develop rural towns and villages.

But did your town make the list? The following areas will receive grants ranging from €64,000 – €200,000.
€100,000 Clarecastle – streetscape rejuvenation
€64,000 Doonbeg – development of two walks
€100,000 Ennistymon – multiservice innovation centre
€80,000 Kildysart Pier and Camping area
€100,000 Kilrush/Kilkee – Building conversions for digital hubs
€100,000 Miltown Malbay – Community Centre refurbishment
€200,000 Newmarket on Fergus – Tradaree Food Hub
€100,000 Scariff/Tuamgraney – Economic Gateway Project
€100,000 Tulla – Cnoc na Gaoithe expansion

Minister Pat Breen has described it as significant for the development of rural Clare, saying “I would like to pay tribute to Clare County Council for their efforts and co-operation in engaging with local and business communities to identify these projects. Most of the funding will benefit towns and villages, with populations of less than 5,000 people.”

Leonard Cleary, Michael Ring, Pat Dowling and Pat Breen at Vandeleur Walled Gardens.

Dr. Michael Harty TD added, “I congratulate the towns and villages in Clare that have been successful. Whilst the funding for this initiative is not as much as is needed, nevertheless the scheme has been significantly improved by Minister Michael Ring. I am confident that it will make a significant contribution to the improvement of the areas that have been successful,” Dr. Harty said.”

Deputy Joe Carey, referring to the Clarecastle rejuvenation project, said that the work being undertaken by the Clarecastle Community Development group included the enhancement of public space based on the 2007 Action Plan for Streetscape Rejuvenation.

“This will bring the Main Street back to life encouraging businesses to re-open creating and sustaining local employment. The building formerly known as the Coach House has been restored as ‘The Castle – Antiques & Crafts’ and now employs 20 people. The owners have plans for further development on the Main Street creating more employment.”

Featured image by Julie Tillett

Related News

bothar mor shannon
Efforts to improve public lighting 'too slow' in Shannon
shannon airport front
60 year old Portuguese woman appears in court over €484k cannabis seizure at Shannon Airport
ennis st patrick's day parade 17-03-24 cathal crowe 1
'Inevitable' that Mid-West will get another emergency department says Clare TD
centra clarecastle 1
Two males & one woman injured following assault in Clarecastle store
Latest News
ennis st patrick's day parade 17-03-24 cathal crowe 1
'Inevitable' that Mid-West will get another emergency department says Clare TD
ennistymon v st breckans 13-04-24 joey rouine cathal morgan 1
Ennistymon & St Joseph's Miltown stay unbeaten in Cusack Cup
centra clarecastle 1
Two males & one woman injured following assault in Clarecastle store
Photograph by Eamon Ward
'Remember you are there to serve the people' - 125 years of democracy celebrated in Clare
cusack park weather
Cusack Park passes inspection to increase capacity for Clare vs Limerick
Premium
broadford village
'No shovels will be in the ground in Broadford or Cooraclare by next election' predicts Clare TD
bridge utd v kilrush rangers 20-08-22 ronan tuohy 1
Three of four semi-final places claimed in Clare Cup
mid west hospital campaign 21-05-22 18 marie mcmahon
Measures announced by Health Minister are 'sticking plasters'
bothár na rinne shannon town centre
Shannon man who survived murder attempt escapes jail for carryng around Stanley knife for own protection
Clare Pyrite Action Group Meeting at Treacy's West County Hotel-9231
Green Senator says Ennis Data Centre is not in line with Government policy

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top