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Green spaces recieve funding under €17m Town and Village Renewal Scheme

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€500,000 has been allocated for the development of a recreational green space in Robertstown, Co. Kildare



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15 December 2022

A total of €500,000 has been allocated for the development of a recreational green space in Robertstown, Co. Kildare. The facility will include an eco-park, green playground, integrated green skate park, car park, dog park, playing pitches and an outdoor Amphitheatre at the centre.

This is among the 75 projects that received a total of €17 million in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Other projects include:

  • €225,000 to enhance the the public realm and streetscapes of Stepaside village, including the provision of a central green space
  • €500,000 to make enhancements along the River Barrow in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, including bench seating, covered canopy, green trellis overhangs, planter climber walls and decorative paving
  • €435,204 for the development of the ‘Railway Park’ along the former and now disused railway line in Convoy, Co. Donegal, to provide an inclusive green space and recreational amenity in the centre of the village
  • €495,229 to develop a multi-use community space in Herbertstown, Co. Limerick to include a community garden and Men’s Shed
  • €405,000 for the development of a ‘Skate and Recreational Park’ within Longford Town along proposed future town cycleway and within immediate vicinity to the existing Royal Canal Greenway

The Scheme prioritises tackling vacancy and dereliction in towns and villages. Other projects which will be welcomed include regeneration projects that support active and vibrant town or village centres, remote working, upgrading shopfronts and street facades, and green spaces and parks.

The scheme is administered through the local authorities, who are required to work closely with local communities and local businesses to develop and implement proposals that can make a lasting impact in revitalising rural towns and villages across the country.

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