€2.7m announced for major urban renewal projects in local counties

Feb 25, 2022 11:22 By Shannonside News
€2.7m announced for major urban renewal projects in local counties
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Over €2.7m has been confirmed for town and village renewal projects across the Shannonside region.

The monies were confirmed by Minister Heather Humphreys this morning.

The largest amount of money in this region is being allocated to projects in county Leitrim which will receive a total of just over €1.1m.


€500,000 is being allocated to a project in Mohill, as well as €250,000 for the refurbishment of a garda station in Dromahair.

The development of 'Central Park' in Monksland in south Roscommon is also to receive half a million euro with the county receiving a total of €950,000 for projects.

Three projects in Longford will share just over €670,000 - including the development of an amphitheatre in Moyne in the north of the county.


The full list of projects is below:


Ballintuber: This proposal is for the development of a community park and recreational amenity accessible to all members of the with high-quality directional signage. €99,990.


Cloonfad:  5 Proposals to develop Cloonfad: Creation of a digital hub, Provision of an outdoor meeting area, Development of a waiting area for public transport, Enhancement of the village streetscape, Use of Interpretive signage and finally the development of recreational facilities in the town €249,975.

Monksland: This application is for the development of the first phase of Central Park incorporating multi-use, multi-generational area, tiered seating, performance area, walking trails etc. €500,000.

Roscommon:  To build the national and international profile of Roscommon and promote the county as a location for remote workers' mobile talent. It will build upon the Roscommon Bound ‘Global Rossie’ platform to accelerate investment in the county’s towns and villages. €100,100.



Ballinalee Rose Cottage: The proposed project will complete the renovation of Rose Cottage in Ballinalee. The building will be an interpretive centre that details the story of General Sean MacEoin, the Blacksmith of Ballinalee. €236,250.

Bunlahy: The proposed project will result in the development of a car park adjacent to a school and 3G pitch facility in Bunlahy. In addition to the associated health and safety benefits, the works will enhance the visual presentation of the village.


Lanesborough: Redevelopment of a former abattoir in Lanesborough town centre as an incubation campus for the Lanesborough Food Hub. This will comprise of four food incubation pods. The proposal is also to create a community sensory garden. €100,000.

Moyne:  The proposed project will result in two developments in Moyne as follows:
1. Enhancement of the Latin School Tourism Centre through the recreation of a hedge school in a currently disused building within the grounds; and the
2. Development of an amphitheatre €240,843.


Mohill: Redevelopment of the derelict Mohill Station House, which has been vacant for multiple decades into a multi-purpose facility to be used by community, arts and heritage organisations. The project will encompass an enterprise dimension through the installation of distinct self-catering accommodation units. These will be owned and managed by the community with any revenue generated being reinvested back into the building. €500,000.

Carrick on Shannon: The proposed project comprises three individual elements: A marketing and promotional campaign for Carrick on Shannon for implementation in 2022, Works to enhance the main arrival point in the town and installation of two murals. €238,804.

Dromahair: The proposed project will involve the redevelopment of the former Garda station, which has been vacant since 2013, into a much-needed community facility. The building, which is located on Main Street, Dromahair, dates back to the 1840’s. €250,000

Keshcarrigan: The proposed project will involve the redevelopment of the former Garda station in Keshcarrigan, vacant since 2013, for future community usage. €88,245

Rossinver: This project has two elements as follows:
1. The installation of a monument in honour of Charles Meehan; and
2. The enhancement of a small outdoor amenity located in the centre of Rossinver. €25,118

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