Major grants boost for county Limerick projects

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience The Lough Gur centre which will feature in the lecture Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Email Print Previous articleCannabis seized by Limerick gardaiNext articleFriars’ Gate’s welcome for Fred and Alice Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Minister Patrick O’ Donavon launches Virtual Tour of Lough Gur Advertisement The Lough Gur centreA GRANTS bonanza, which will be worth almost €18 million, has been announced for the county to help fund projects ranging from a state of the art athletics hub to resurfacing a car park.The multi-million figure is calculated when matching funding for various projects is taken into account.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of Limerick City and County Council were informed at their September meeting last Monday that among the major projects being funded are the Lough Gur Greenway and Solstice Park which will benefit from a €1.1 million allocation.The Great Southern Trail, is set to benefit from a €1 million allocation and €500,00 has been set aside to fund the installation of 70 CCTV cameras to combat rural crime and anti-social behaviour at various locations around the county.A regional athletics hub, to be based in Newcastlewest will get €452,000 and the Murroe sports facility will get €500,000.€853,032 has been allocated for building and restoration works at Nicholas Street in Limerick City centre.Smaller projects include €247,000 for a pedestrian bridge in Kilmallock and €51,000 for a social cohesion project in Rathkeale involving the settled and Traveller communities.€250,000 has been set aside for village renewal in Patrickswell. €109,250 has been allocated to each of four areas for improving public areas through mending footpaths and other public works.The allocations are going to Adare/Rathkeale, the Metropolitan District of Limerick City, Newcastlewest and Cappamore/Kilmallock.The money is being allocated under various headings and comes from council coffers and Fáilte Ireland’s tourism promotion budget.After announcing details of the funds, Council chief executive Conn Murray said that the projects chosen for funding “will improve tourism, leisure and urban renewal across county Limerick while increasing the attractiveness of Limerick as a place to live, work and visit”. NewsMajor grants boost for county Limerick projectsBy Bernie English – September 22, 2016 990 Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead TAGSfeaturedgrantsGreat Southern TrailLimerick City and County CouncilLough Gur last_img read more