Fund­ing boost for Louth warmly wel­comed

The Argus - - NEWS -

LOUTH is to get sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing thanks to two grants schemes an­nounced last week.

A to­tal of €892,000 is be­ing made avail­able for 12 Louth projects un­der the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme, while Tidy Towns groups are to ben­e­fit from €42,000.

Among the projects in­cluded in the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme is the foot­path lead­ing to Black­rock as well as a foot­path and street light­ing in Dromiskin.

Ap­proval has also been given for a foot­path link­ing ameni­ties in Kil­curry, while the com­ple­tion of the tar­mac in carpark at Kilk­er­ley is to go ahead.

Fund­ing is be­ing made avail­able for en­hance­ment schemes in Greenore, An­na­gas­san, Louth Vil­lage, Grange­bellew and Ter­mon­feckin.

The go head has been given for a view­ing plat­form on the prom­e­nade at Bal­tray while two sculp­tures are to be erected at Field­stown/Brown­stown.

An­nounc­ing de­tails of the fund­ing, Deputy Fer­gus O’Dowd said: ‘County Louth will again ben­e­fit greatly from this fund­ing that will help re­vi­talise our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. The fund­ing gives com­mu­ni­ties the op­por­tu­nity to be­come bet­ter places to live and to work in by in­creas­ing their po­ten­tial to sup­port grow­ing eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity that we are see­ing through­out the coun­try.

The al­lo­ca­tion of €42,000 for Tidy Towns com­mit­tees was wel­comed by Fine Gael Gen­eral Elec­tion can­di­date, Cllr John McGa­hon, who said it would ‘di­rectly sup­port the lo­cal Tidy Towns group’ and praised the ef­forts of these vol­un­teer led com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives’ who ‘ bring out the best in our towns and vil­lages.’

The fund­ing al­lo­cated in­cludes €4,000 for Dun­dalk and Drogheda, €3,000 for Ardee, €2,000 for Black­rock, Car­ling­ford, Dromiskin, Dun­leer, Clogher­head; and €1,000 for An­na­gas­san, Greenore, Kil­curry, Kilk­er­ley, Knock­bride, Louth vil­lage, Castle­belling­ham/Kil­saren, Omeath, Tal­lanstown,

Louth vil­lage which has re­ceived fund­ing un­der the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme.

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