Nine of County Waterford’s towns and villages will benefit from this year’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme to the tune of €625,800.
The money is allocated from the Department of Rural and Community Development as part of an overall €21m fund.
The fund is available to Local Authorities to support the revitalisation of rural towns and villages across Ireland. The areas within Waterford set to benefit are: Cheekpoint, Villierstown, Ballymacarbry, Ballyduff Lower, Dungarvan, Bunmahon, Clonea-Power, Portlaw and Tramore.
The breakdown is as follows:
– Beach boardwalk and trail enhancement works at Bunmahon – €64,000
– Restoration of Tramore Railway Station Building to create an opportunity site – €100,000
– Connectivity works linking Portlaw to Curraghmore Estate and heritage works – €95,000
– Craft hub and vintage tea rooms for Clonea-Power- €64,000
– Connectivity works to enhance access within Ballymacarbry – €24,000
– Public Realm upgrade works for Dungarvan Town Centre – €80,000
– Glamping accommodation project for Villierstown – €90,000
– Ballyduff Lower connectivity works to enhance village centre – €28,800
– Connectivity of Cheekpoint to Faithlegg – €80,000
Waterford Council says the wide range of works will help improve the streetscape/public realm and develop key economic opportunities for the towns and villages, making them more attractive and more sustainable places in which to live and work.
The council also advises this scheme is just one of a number of initiatives in terms of Waterford City & County Council’s response to rural Waterford. Works are nearing completion on the Dunmore East Cliff Path under REDZ funding and over €300,000 has already been secured for improvement works under the Rural CLAR scheme. Further funding under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme has been allocated for trail improvement works across the County.
(pictured is the Old Railway station in Tramore)