Kerry TDs welcome announcement of funding for Kerry towns

Kerry TD Brendan Griffin, Minister for Education, Norma Foley, and the Green Party Kerry branch have all welcomed the announcement of funding of over €114,000 for four Kerry towns.

Projects in Dingle, Castleisland, Fenit, and Kenmare have been awarded funding under the Government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is a nationwide package of €2.8 million, designed to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Griffin has said that the funding will help to alter the streetscapes in towns so that people can shop, work and socialise safely.

In Dingle, almost €40,000 will be awarded to extend the Green Street car park to compensate for parking spaces lost due to social distancing measures.

Castleisland will receive €25,000 for bike stands, outdoor seating and moveable plant displays.

Fenit will also receive €25,000 to improve the link between the beach and the swimming area.

And in Kenmare, €25,000 will go towards providing easier access to market stalls.

Brendan Griffin TD says that further project approvals under the scheme will be announced in the coming weeks.