Almost €1m in funding has been announced for six Donegal projects under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
The Donegal projects sharing the €973,234 funding today are in Carndonagh, Convoy, Dungloe, Manorcunningham, Lifford and Ballybofey/Stranorlar.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue confirmed the allocations today and said “I am delighted to confirm almost €1m in funding for six Donegal towns and villages today. The funding will be used to rejuvenate the centres of our community, for example the development of Railway Park in Convoy and the addition of a sheltered space in Carndonagh’s Barrack Hill Town Park. Our rural communities are the lifeblood of Donegal and it us important that we continue to support them. Thanks to all involved in these projects.”
The announcement represents the largest ever investment under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and will see a range of landmark projects delivered across Rural Ireland and Donegal.
Carndonagh – €121,230
This project will deliver an accessible sheltered space for all the community including families with children of all ages to meet and for older and less mobile members of the community to socialise sited in the award winning Green Flag Barrack Hill Town Park in Carndonagh.
Convoy – €435,204
The development of the ‘Railway Park’ along the former and now disused railway line in Convoy providing a much needed and community driven wholly accessible inclusive green space and recreational amenity in the centre of the village.
Dungloe – €121,905
An upgrade and enhancement of the town centre improving biodiversity, accessibility, walkability, adding colour and vibrancy thereby improving the visual amenity and associated public realm in Dungloe Co Donegal.
The upgrade and enhancement of the village centre increasing biodiversity, improving accessibility, adding colour and vibrancy thereby enhancing the visual amenity and associated public realm in Manorcunningham Co Donegal.
SEM -Lifford €100,000
Funding under the Streetscape Enhancement Measure in Lifford
PDM – Ballybofey Stranolar – Drumboe woods €49,995.00
To procure Landscape Architect Design led integrate design team to develop concept designs (as outlined in feasibility study) and secure requisit and statutory approvals for potential nature based playspace and the Drumboe bowl mulitfuntional outdoor space.