A sum of €788,000 has been granted for projects in Tipperary for the development of towns and villages, said Fine Gael Senator Garret Ahearn.
In a statement on Friday morning, he said: “I am delighted that my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has made this funding available through the Towns and Towns Renewal Program.
“This is really good news for Tipperary, the three successful projects have all received the full funding they applied for”
“This funding has always been vitally important in helping the towns and villages of Tipperary thrive, and it is even more beneficial as we emerge from two difficult years.
“Cities and towns will be able to implement immediate measures that will encourage people in towns and villages to shop and socialize. It is important that we generate economic activity.”
Funding for projects in Tipperary includes:
1. The Tipperary Hills Improvement Project will create superior recreational amenities in the town of Tipperary with the provision of improved access, more footpaths, an accessible play area, new picnic benches , biodiversity plantings and reflective areas. €500,000
2. Ballyporeen – Old school upgrade for broadband hub and community center €198,000
3. Carrick-on-Suir – Develop land adjoining Glanbia Co-Op at Carrick Beg on the south bank of the River Suir to provide a public pleasure park which will extend the existing park to the east of Dillon Bridge. €90,000
He added: “The Towns and Villages Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Tipperary County Council, in consultation with local communities.
“Investment in our rural towns and villages is vitally important and the government is committed to continuing to do so. We see this through the Towns and Villages Renewal Programme, Sports Capital grants and funding Clear.”