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Buttevant, Fermoy & Millstreet to benefit from Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017

Buttevant, Fermoy & Millstreet to benefit from Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017

15 towns across Cork County will benefit from investment of over €1.3m under the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.The announcement was made by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD today.

100,000 has been allocated towards the development of Buttevant Medieval Heritage Trail & River Walk and Milstreet has also been sanctioned €100,000 for the development of a Blueway, Pontoon, Slipway and Carpark. Fermoy was also allocated €100,000 towrds the creation of its own Blueway for their town.

Welcoming the funding for North Cork, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “This is excellent news for Millstreet, Buttevant & Fermoy as these communities have been working with Cork County Council on developing these projects for the last number of months. The delivery of these projects will have a positive bosost to the local economy in North Cork andwill encourage rural development and will improve and strengthen existing rural projects.

In total 281 rural towns and villages across the country will benefit from the scheme which places a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.

All 15 projects for Towns and Villages across County Cork, that were submitted by Cork County Council to the Department, have been awarded funding totalling over €1.3 million. The Department’s scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.

The funding awarded to Cork towns and villages, ranges from €32,000 to €152,000. Full details of allocations are as follows:

Cork County Council

Bandon

Allin Institute Renovations

32,000.00

Cork County Council

Bantry

Develop and Brand Bantry Market

76,800.00

Cork County Council

Buttevant

Buttevant medieval heritage trail & River walk

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Castletownbere

Carpark and Street enhancement

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Clonakilty

Cycleway and Pedestrian Access route

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Drinagh

Plaza, Public lightening, Footpath etc.

80,000.00

Cork County Council

Fermoy

Blueway Development

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Glengarriff

Life size bronze to commemorate Maureen O Hara

48,000.00

Cork County Council

Kinsale

Renovate Local Museum

80,000.00

Cork County Council

Macroom

Revamp Middle Square

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Millsteet

Blueway Development, Pontoon, Slipway and Carpark

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Passage West

Maratime History Museum

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Schull

New Pontoon facilities -Commerical and Leisure vessels

100,000.00

Cork County Council

Skibbereen

Ludgate Hub Innovation cluster

152,626.77

Cork County Council

Youghal

Renovate Youghal Lighthouse

78,400.00

Cork County Council Total

1,347,826.77