• Newcastle West Co Limerick

13 towns and villages across Limerick win funding for projects.

Almost €1.1 million has been allocated to 13 towns and villages across Limerick for projects which will benefit the local communities.

The funding has been announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which is aimed at supporting measures to rejuvenate rural towns and villages throughout Ireland.

Limerick received almost €1.1 million of the €21 million available in what was a competitive process to secure funding.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Stephen Keary welcomed the announcement.

“Vibrant towns and villages are at the heart of our rural communities and can play an important role in revitalising parts of County Limerick. This is an enormous boost for the 13 towns and villages across the county. These grants will be used to improve local areas to make them more attractive for those living in the area as well as to visitors. But it will also help to make them more attractive for people who may want to re-locate to rural parts of County Limerick.”

The securing of the €1.1 million follows a significant amount of preparation work involving the newly established Urban and Village Renewal Department of Limerick City and County Council and local communities across Limerick.

Lead by Senior Architect Rosie Webb, the Urban and Village Renewal Department works closely with communities and other stakeholders to unlock the full potential of our towns and villages from economic, social and environmental perspectives.

“There was an enormous amount of engagement and consultation with local communities in the preparation of the submissions for the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. We are being innovative in the way we are engaging with local communities and interested parties.  We are particularly interested in getting people’s input and ideas for the future of their local areas,” she said.

“The success of Limerick communities in the Town and Village Renewal scheme demonstrates the value of this approach, of working directly with people. We are working with communities so that we can harness their potential for the betterment of their areas and also Limerick as a whole.”

“These projects will begin in the coming weeks as they are seen as important pieces of infrastructure for local communities.”

The 13 towns and village are:

Town/ Village Project Amount
Abbeyfeale Multi Platform Digital Marketing €20,000
Adare Enhance the Economic & Social Development of Adare €100,000
Bruff Life Size Bronze Statue €40,000
Bruree New Roof on Community Hall €52,119
Foynes Coffee Centre €100,000
Hospital Pathway €34,400
Kantoher Reed Bed System €100,000
Kilmallock Public Realm – Four Elements- Walkway, People’s Hall Renovation, Commercial Brochures and Mural €98,464
Knockaderry Upgrading of Resource Centre €49,136
Loughill Parish Park €94,485
Murroe Community Field Project €99,339
Newcastle West Public Realm €100,000
Rathkeale E Hub and Community Centre €200,000