Town And Village Renewal Scheme 2020 (T&V)

Limerick City and County Council has been successful in receiving funding of €679,901 for six projects under the Main Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020, announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Ms. Heather Humphreys TD.

This announcement builds on the €350,960 of funding that was secured for twelve projects, in Limerick’s rural towns and villages, under the Accelerated Measure of the 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The 2020 Town and Village Renewal Scheme funding will provide for a diverse range of projects including walkways, community gardens and parks, village enhancement works as well as the development of community buildings to accommodate remote working facilities and enhancement works at tourism attractions.

Many of the projects are assisting towns and villages in implementing measures that can help in responding to the ongoing challenges Covid-19 presents. Such projects include the creation of outdoor areas to accommodate social interactions in a safe environment to include furniture and awnings, enhancement of town centres by painting, cleaning and improving pedestrian access, provision of equipment to bring people back into towns and villages and the enhancement of community buildings.

The scheme also continues to support public-realm type activities and the enhancement of town centre amenities, particularly where this aids the economic and/or social recovery of a town or village.

The details of the towns and villages, project overview and the amount of grant funding secured under both the Main and the Accelerated Measure of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020 are outlined below.

Main Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020

Town/Village Project Description Grant Funding Approved
Feenagh Creation of new town park, including parking for cars and bikes, walkways, public lighting, sensory and butterfly garden. €100,000
Glin Interpretive fit out and production of audio visual material for the Knights of Glin Interpretive Centre under construction to the annex of Glin Library. €90,351
Croom The creation of two new cark parks near the Town Centre adjoining the Main Street trading area. €100,000
Caherconlish The creation of a safe walking route for the’ Old Creamery’ Looped walk, including safe pedestrian access from Caherconlish National School. €100,000
Doon The development of a Community Services and eHub facility, with 8 PC stations, Tea/Coffee Room, Toilets, an Office and Conference Room. €89,550
Rathkeale Renovation of Railways Goods Shed for Community/Tourism use to support the Great Southern Greenway, Rathkeale. €200,000

Accelerated Measure – Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020

Round 1 Projects

Adare Refurbishment of the Countess of Dunraven Fountain and creation of new pedestrianised area with seating around the fountain €40,000.00
Bruff Resurfacing of footpath network in Grove Public Park, as well as provision of an access for all entrance to replace the existing steps €20,700.00
Kilmallock Improved accessibility to Priory Walk, seating in the adjoining Pocket Park and creation of an amenity area including seating, planters and games €25,000.00
Pallasgreen Sensory garden, walking track and recreational area with universal access for all ages and abilities to gather and integrate €25,000.00

Round 2 Projects


Resurfacing and upgrading of walkways in Abbeyfeale Town Park



Clearing of overgrown forest track to east of Pallaskenry Village to facilitate 2.5km loop walk from the village centre



Village enhancement works with painting and upgrading of shopfronts and buildings and renovations to footbridge



Provision of safe external space, footpaths and carpark area to provide greater accessibility to the newly renovated community Carnegie building


Round 3 Projects


Widening and surfacing of existing Riverside Walkway



Provision of a double arched roof covering over a section of outdoor space and requisite furnishings at the rear of Shannon House community building



Develop a Meditation Garden with a Labyrinth, surrounded by sensory and wildflower clumps with seating, lighting and a water feature



Resurfacing of the Boreen Lane to improve access to the Old Creamery and Duck Pond


Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2020

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