Funding Of €1.6m For Killorglin And Listowel Projects

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FUNDING of €1,691,104 for two development projects in Listowel and Killorglin under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund have been announced.

Under the scheme Killorglin Town centre receives €961,800 to resource the renovation of a key building into a multifunctional hub for tourism, education, training and co-working purposes.

The funding also provides for the transformation of a derelict former courthouse into a heritage and cultural centre.

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Through this tranche of funding €729,304 is allocated to the Listowel ‘Where Story Begins’ project to prepare plans for the renewal of the town square and the provision of a multifunctional co-working, tourism, heritage and cultural building.

This funding will also assist in the connection of the North Kerry Greenway into the heart of the town.

The funding being announced today will bring these projects through the development stage and to the point where they are ready to commence works.

Welcoming the funding, Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley, said: “This timely investment will both enrich and enhance the communities of Listowel and Killorglin. This funding is an endorsement of the great ambition and breadth of vision of these two rich, rural communities. These plans will create economic and social stability in both towns, creating vibrant, modern centres where families and businesses can thrive for years to come.”

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