€1.1 Million announced for Town & Village Renewal Schemes
The announcement of funding of €1,135,785 for Kilkenny Projects identified under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021. The towns of Gowran, Kilmanagh, Urlingford, Graiguenamanagh and Piltown will benefit from this funding.
The Council welcomes the announcement of funding by Minister Heather Humphreys, Department of Rural and Community Development, in the sum of €1,135,785 for Kilkenny Projects identified under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2021. The towns of Gowran, Kilmanagh, Urlingford, Graiguenamanagh and Piltown will benefit from this funding.
On hearing the announcement, Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Fidelis Doherty, said: “This is wonderful and exciting news for the communities of these five towns. This funding is about helping our towns and villages become more attractive places to live, work and do business. The staff in the Council’s Community Department work closely with communities in submitting these applications for funding and it is hugely rewarding for everyone when applications are successful resulting in local people and communities playing an integral part in how their local area develops into the future.”
This €1.1 million Town and Village Renewal funding now brings a total of almost €4.6 million investment in Kilkenny Towns and Villages over the past 5 years. This has also been made possible by the annual budgetary provision of matched funding by the Council approved by the Elected Members.
The following projects have been allocated funding under this announcement today:
The proposed project will result in the development of an intergenerational outdoor activity hub in Gowran Town Centre. The amenity will be designed to enable people of all ages to socialise, exercise and play in an inclusive, stimulating and safe outdoor environment.
The proposed project will involve the redevelopment of the former school and ballpark in Kilmanagh, vacant since the 1970’s, for future community usage. The project will result in the creation of a multi-purpose community activity hub.
Urlingford Remote Working Hub: The proposed project will result in the repurposing of a vacant Bank on the Main Street in Urlingford into a Remote Working Hub.
Enhance the successful Barrow Activities Hub in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. This will increase usage of associated facilities by visitors and residents.
Piltown Remote Working Hub: The proposed project will result in the regeneration of the Garda Station in Piltown. The redevelopment of this heritage building will see it repurposed as a remote working hub, which can accommodate up to 20 people.