The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has announced €75 million for 24 landmark regeneration projects in rural communities across the country.
Two projects in Tipperary secured funding. €2.9 million for the Thurles Market Quarter: This project will renovate a 19th Century former agriculture building in the car park of Thurles Town park, to create the new Thurles Market Quarter. The new Quarter will include a designated market space, a multi-functional events space and a Student’s Union and Café. The project has an overall estimated cost of €3,215,000. The project is a partnership development with Mary Immaculate College and Tipperary County Council. The department states that The project will revitalise a central location within the town and re-establish Thurles as a market town, providing a base for the local farmers’ market, increasing footfall and activity and supporting existing town centre business.
One other project in county Tipperary received funding in today’s announcement – €551, 854 for the development of serviced site for housing in Kilsheelan village – this will be available for the public to buy a site, design and build their own house. The project will also include the delivery of a new public park in Kilsheelan village and provide another entry point to the Suir Blueway.
Funding of 1.5 Million euros was also announced for the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.
The funding is being provided under the €1 Billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.