Press statement regarding funding received today from the Dept of Rural and Community Affairs for Projects in Tullaghan, Glenfarne and Leitrim Village

Leitrim Secures Funding From Dept. Of Rural & Community Development Under Round 3 Of Town And Village Scheme accelerated Measure.

Leitrim County Council has this week secured funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town and Village Accelerated Measure Round 3 Scheme.  Three of the five applications submitted by the County Council on behalf of Tullaghan, Glenfarne and Leitrim Village were successful in their application when funding under the scheme was announce by Minister Heather Humphries earlier today.

The Accelerated measures under Town and Village 2020 offers funding towards specific COVID -19 related measures for Towns and Village to support them in responding to difficulties as a result of the pandemic.  The funding secured will support our local communities to come together taking account of social distancing requirements and also will increase footfall by encouraging people into our local towns and villages.

In welcoming the funding Cllr Mary Bohan said “The funding announced today for Leitrim by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Towns & Village accelerated Scheme will further enhance and develop the villages of Tullaghan, Glenfarne and Leitrim Village. Currently the County is operating under Level 3 restrictions and as we adapt Leitrim to the challenges posed by COVID-19, the projects being funded will strengthen the important infrastructure and services in our county’s towns, villages and communities and will support the Council’s aim to make Leitrim  the best place it can be in which to live, work, invest and visit.

The successful applications are as follows:

LeitrimTullaghanProvision of overhead, outdoor cover at the Tennis courts to facilitate various events, including farmer’s market, and seating, lights and bike racks.€21,600.00
LeitrimLeitrim VillageThe provision of a 200 metre footpath to connect Battlebridge to Leitrim Village.€22,500.00
LeitrimGlenfarneLandscaping areas adjacent to the Rainbow Ballroom and installing sheltered bicycle stands, picnic benches and fencing.€11,341.80
Total  €55,441.80
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