Over €810,000 allocated for Kerry under Town and Village Renewal scheme

Over €810,000 in funding has been allocated for Kerry under the Town and Village Renewal scheme.

Seven areas around the county will benefit from this funding which will be used for improvement projects.

The announcement was welcomed by the Junior Minister for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin and Independent TDs Michael Healy-Rae and Danny Healy-Rae.

€200,000 has been allocated for Listowel and will be used to enhance the entrance to the town, the works will include the extension of cycling ways, visual and safety enhancements.

A further €200,000 will go towards the improvement of the Waterville promenade, which will include extending and upgrading the existing carpark and establishing low-level lighting.

Both Uibh Rathaigh and Killcummin will receive €100,000 each; in Uibh Rathaigh it will be used to develop an audit of enterprise space and housing stock, and to develop a marketing plan, while in Killcummin the funds will help provide underground electricity services, additional lighting and a new footpath connecting a housing estate to the village.

€94,486 has been allocated for the upgrade of St James’ Graveyard in Dingle, while Caherdaniel is to receive €60,000 for additional car parking spaces, lighting and signage.

Kenmare has been allocated €56,000 which will be used to renovate the courthouse building.