Major funding boost for town projects in Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon

Over 2.4 million euro has been granted to five major regeneration projects for towns across the Shannonside Northern Sound region.

A total of €13 million in funding has bene approved for 24 projects nationwide under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

Over three-quarter of a million euro (€787,500) has been granted for the Kingscourt Town Centre Regeneration project, and over €475,000 (€476,033) has been approved for the Carrick on Shannon to Battlebridge Blueway.

Money totaling €468,750.00 has been allocated for the Enhancement of Attractiveness of Lanesborough as a Tourism Destination.

Just under €300,000(295,000) has been granted for the Castleblayney Market Square Regeneration Phase 2 and Ballaghaderreen Public Realm Enhancement has been given a total of €434,010.00.

The funding for the Leitrim project has been welcomed by Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan.