Over €2 million euro is being allocated for projects across the Shannonside region today under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
A total of €27 million was announced nationally under scheme which aims to combat dereliction and breathe new life into rural towns and villages.
Five projects in Co Roscommon are getting a total of over €1 million under the scheme, with the largest amount of half a million going to Arigna for a three phase project in the village, including a public sports park, and a pedestrian plaza. Cootehall is getting €249,000 towards refurbishing a derelict building on the grounds of the John McGahern museum and the installation of a gazebo on site. Athleague , Ballinlough and Ballinagare are also getting sums ranging from €160,000 to €50,000 for various projects. Three projects in south Leitrim have been successful in their applications this time around, including a €435,000 grant towards further development at 'The Market Yard' in the centre of Carrick-on-Shannon.
The Lough Allen Education Centre in Drumshanbo is getting €162,000 to upgrade facilities and amenities there and €100,000 has bene allocated for more Streetscape Enhancement in Carrick.
In Longford a sum of just over €400,000 is being grant aided towards the development of the 'skate and recreational park' planned for the former greyhound track, and €100,000 for funding under streetscape enhancement in Granard
The full list of local projects can be found below: