Some €691,205.60 has been allocated for improvements to five towns and villages around Wexford under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Programme for Rural Regeneration.
Minister Michael D’Arcy, TD for Wexford, said; “This funding is welcome news for Wexford, especially for residents of Ballindaggin, Foulksmills, Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane, Bridgetown and Kilmuckridge. It is fantastic to see such deserving projects granted funding through this scheme. These projects really benefit the local communities and the economy in Wexford as a whole.”
The five recipients allocated funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme in Wexford are as follows:-
Ballindaggin;Refurbishment works on Ballindaggin Community Hall – €100,000.
Foulksmills; Develop the park area with environmentally friendly lighting and children’s play area – €100,000.
Rosslare Harbour/Kilrane; Improve aesthetics at Rosslare Europort, prepare Economic Master Plan for the port hinterland – €191,385.60.
Bridgetown; Development of an all-weather walkway – the commissioning of heritage exhibits around the village, a feasibility study into 2 social enterprises and the purchase of equipment for Bridgetown Food Bank. – €99,820.
Kilmuckridge; Develop a walkway from Kilmuckridge Village to Morriscastle Beach Resort, and develop a heritage trail along this path – €200,000.
Almost €68 million has now been approved for more than 830 projects across the country under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme since it was introduced in the second half of 2016, with more than 600 of these approved since the Action Plan for Rural Development was launched in January 2017.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring said; “Interest in the Town and Village Renewal Scheme this year was very high and the scheme was heavily over-subscribed. It was not possible to fund all of the applications received, but I am pleased that many of the towns and villages which have been successful this year are receiving funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme for the first time.”