Plans to regenerate the riverside area of two border towns have received a €1m funding boost.
The ‘Reconciliation Through the Riverine Project’ aims to totally transform the border area around Lifford and Strabane.
An iconic shared space will be developed and will include A tree lined boulevard, meeting spaces, public art, interactive play areas and a leafed arched walkway along the old railway track.
It will also incorporate river promenades, an eco park, a network of pedestrian cycle links, boat-launching areas, connecting bridges and shared spaces over the river as well as a native wetland area.
The project has received a letter of offer for the sum of €1,004,887.50 from the International Fund for Ireland, which, is further good news for the Riverine Project as the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) Peace III funding application has also been progressed to Economic Appraisal stage.