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Town & Village Renewal Scheme

Kildare County Council is one of the winners in the government’s €21m fund for rural renewal projects. Five community projects across the county are set for a windfall with the announcement of funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The County gets a total allocation of €416,403.20. Ardclough will receive €76,680.00 for the development of a Multicultural and Craft Educational Centre. Athy will receive €67,723.20 for Town Safety and Enhancement (CCTV), while Ballymore Eustace is set to get an investment of €92,000.00 for the Development of a 5K Walking Trail. Narraghmore will receive €80,000.00 to develop a Community space. The biggest recipients in Kildare are Monasterevin Community Centre and Tidy Towns collectively who will gain by €100,000.00 towards Town Enhancement Works and Community Centre Refurbishment.

Across the country almost 300 rural towns and villages share in over €21m pot. This announcement is the second tranche of funds to be declared by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the scheme. It is part of the Government's Action Plan for Rural Development which focuses on kick-starting economic activity.

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