Over €2 million in funding has been announced for rural regeneration in South Kerry.
The grant will deliver a state-of-the-art digital hub to provide workspace for up to 50 people in the Iveragh Gaeltacht in Ballinskelligs.
The Hub will provide remote learning and upskilling programmes, support small businesses to develop and expand and provide remote working space for the surrounding region.
The funding is being provided under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to support job creation, address de-population of rural communities and support improvements in towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000 as well as outlying areas.
Minister Norma Foley said the funding is a major boost for South Kerry. She said that it is vital investment for the Iveragh Gaeltacht community, and this state-of-the-art hub will help build resilience and maintain Ballinskelligs and the surrounding area as a vibrant location where families and businesses can thrive.
The funding is also being welcomed by Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin and Deputies Michael and Danny Healy-Rae.