Cork South West to receive vital support from Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Wednesday October 4th 2017

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today (Wednesday) confirmed that nearly €850,000 is to be allocated to Cork South West.

Speaking on today’s announcement Minister Daly said, ‘I can confirm that my colleague Minister Ring has announced over € 430,000 in funding through the Town and Village renewal scheme for Drinagh, Clonakilty, Schull Harbour and the Ludgate Centre Skibbereen . I am delighted to see that this important scheme continues to benefit towns and villages in Cork South West.’

€100,000 will go towards the creation of a 3km cycleway and pedestrian access from Clonakilty to the Technology Park to the east side of Clonakilty. This new cycleway and pedestrian walkway will now allow make the town more accessible from the Technology Park.
While a further €100,000 will go towards Schull Harbour and €152, 000 allocated for the Ludgate Hub Innovation Cluster in Skibbereen.

Drinagh village is in for a spectacular transformation with the construction of a new public plaza. Drinagh Community Association plan to use the €80,000 allocated funding to create a public plaza for the town. The plaza will consist of new public lighting, footpaths and a horticultural and recycling hub in the village.

Minister Daly commenting on the broad spread of funding on todays announcement by saying, ‘ I am delighted to see that Cork South West has been really been given a broad range of funding, where areas in Bandon, Bantry, Glengarriff and Kinsale are all receiving funding from €32,000 to €80,000. This important funding will allow community groups to improve their areas with new infrastructural projects.

‘I commend all community groups for taking an initiative on such ambitious and worthwhile projects. I am delighted to have been of assistance to all groups in these projects that will enhance the community not only for visitors to the area but also the local people, ‘ Minister Daly concluded.