Funding boost for Louth warmly welcomed
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.