Ramelton has been awarded €6,359,895 for the Reimagining Ramelton project.
This funding comes under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund and will see a multi-element town centre regeneration and development in Ramelton. It will transform the town including restoring the House of the Brae and creating public spaces and amenities at Gambles Square and Market Square.
Senator Niall Blaney and Minister Charlie McConalogue have welcomed the funding.
Senator Blaney said “I’m delighted to see this major funding announcement for Ramelton of over €6 million which will deliver a more attractive and animated town centre.
“The project will see the restoration and extension of the House on the Brae to provide for a community facility incorporating a co-working area, a digital/creative hub, office accommodation and exhibition space.
“A multi-purpose civic space will be developed at Gamble’s Square as well as a reinstatement of the Market Cross as a civic meeting space with public seating.
“A new public park environment at the Bing will include a children’s play area, garden and sensory area. These are important local amenities that will make Ramelton a more vibrant town centre for people to live and do business.
“Fianna Fáil has always supported rural communities and this development is proof of this Government supporting a better future for rural Ireland.”
Minister Charlie McConalogue commented “this is tremendous news for the historic Ramelton and will transform the town centre. My thanks to the Donegal County Council regeneration team and to the local community. My thanks too to Minister Heather Humphreys for making the allocation, to local councillor and Cathaoirleach Liam Blaney for his work on the project with Cllr Ian McGarvey and to my Oireachtas colleagues Senator Niall Blaney and Deputy Joe McHugh.”
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Liam Blaney said “This is fantastic news and much needed support for Ramelton. It’ll really benefit the local community. My thanks to the community, to the Donegal County Council team and to Cllr Ian McGarvey for his work on the project too.”