€1,767,519 million in funding under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund for Co. Roscommon.
January 06, 2022
Great news today with €1,767,519 million in funding under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund for Co. Roscommon.
This was announced as part of an overall fund of €21.5 million by Minister Heather Humphreys under the Department of Rural and Community Development for 27 landmark regeneration projects.
It is fantastic to see this investment in Monksland and Strokestown and it is a real testament to communities in this area working with the regeneration teams in Roscommon County Council to win this funding.
Monksland will see the creation of a town centre focus for Monksland with a new community hub, linear park and increased pedestrian and cycle linkages between residential and commercial areas. A concept plan for the development of brownfield sites is included.
The ‘Putting the Heart Into Monksland’ project will see an investment of €1,508,930 including match funding from Roscommon County Council.
Strokestown will see project development in the centre of Strokestown including improved public realm and parking, plans for the redevelopment of Bawn Street, creation of a civic space at the gates to Strokestown House, and creation of community gardens on a backlands site. My colleague, Councillor Liam Callaghan, has worked closely on the development of this area.
The ‘Rejuvenating Strokestown Potential’ will see a total investment of €700,468 also including match funding from Roscommon County Council. Both projects with match funding will see over €2.2 million invested in Co. Roscommon