By Dan Walsh
Three Wexford projects will share €984,000 from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, which is a change from previous years, as the funding has been awarded to larger scale projects requiring significant funding to ensure their completion.
€500,000 goes to Duncannon for the restoration and development of the historic Duncannon Fort.
€234,000 will fund the Enniscorthy Wellbeing and Activity Garden at St. John’s Hospital, a development of the outdoor activity green space for the public of Enniscorthy.
€250,000 will assist the delivery of a Community and Enterprise Resource Centre/Hub in the strategic village of Rosslare Harbour and Europort to address an urgent deficit in multi-use community enterprise facilities in the village and hinterland.
“Each of these projects will deliver massive scope for immediate and future development for the area in terms of tourism, business and enterprise, health and wellbeing and enhancing the community as a whole,” said Deputy Paul Kehoe.
Today’s funding will bring to €6,740925 in Wexford Towns and Villages since the introduction of the programme in 2016. This funding has delivered immeasurable progress and development to towns and villages throughout Wexford, with enormous work put into the projects by the County Council and committed and dedicated Local Development Groups.