€115,000 allocated for Kerry town and village renewal projects

€115,000 has been allocated for Kerry town and village renewal projects.

The funding has been granted under the second round of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Four Kerry-based projects will receive funding, which was announced by the Department of Community and Rural Development.

€25,000 has been allocated for the upgrading of the surrounds of the Killorglin Community Sports Centre, while the same amount will go to Kilcummin to upgrade areas of the Biodiversity Park and to purchase and install bicycle stands.

€25,000 will be given to equip nine broadband connection points under the Kerry Countywide plan, while the Kerry Countywide Marketing Initiative has been allocated €40,000 to develop an All-Kerry marketing strategy.

Eight Kerry projects have now benefited from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme since July.

Both Minister for Education and Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley and Fine Gael TD and Government Deputy Chief Whip Brendan Griffin have welcomed the funding, saying the projects approved will assist Kerry businesses and communities to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to increase footfall and generate economic activity in the short-term.