A major investment in Fethard took a step forward today, with a sod turning for the creation of Fethard Town Park. The Project has a projected cost of 5 million euro, and will encompass a 23-acre sport, health & wellness campus with a shared multi-use community campus with all weather and grass playing fields, walkway, sensory garden, gym, café and open parkland.
Tipperary County Council, Coolmore, the Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly and the local community, are partners in the initiative. Rural Regeneration Development Fund funding of almost 3 million euro is key to the completion of the project, which has been generously supported by the Magnier family.
John Magnier commented: “Our support for Fethard Town Park is part of a broader commitment to the local area and the local people to deliver a legacy for future generations. This pivotal piece of infrastructure, will not only support the health and wellbeing needs of the local community, but provide exceptional facilities for the wider region.”
Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive, Tipperary County Council, today welcomed the construction start of Fethard Town Park stating: “Today’s sod turning is yet another example of Project Ireland 2040 in action. This facility has been many years in the making, but now it is finally being delivered. The new facility in Fethard Town Park will not only improve health and wellbeing of the community, it will also attract new residents, visitors and business investment to the area which is good news for locals and for the region”.
Mr. MacGrath said that “this project would not have been possible had it not been for the strong vision, support and commitment of the Magnier Family”.
The work is due to be completed by end of 2021.