By Eoin Ryan
Dunboyne playground is set to receive New age specific play equipment for younger and older people and repairs on its existing skate park were announced as part of the Our Rural Future fund.
€700,000 was announced for four projects across Meath with €100,000 going towards Dunboyne Playground’s renewal.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys announced the Our Rural Future fund totals in almost €18.5m. This is to “combat dereliction & breathe new life into rural towns & villages,” according to Minister Humphreys. 99 projects are covered by this fund with many derelict buildings being regenerated for community use.
“We have been investing millions in rural Ireland,” she said. This is game changing and unprecedented investment that is going to bring Ireland into the 21st century way of doing things.”
€250,000 will be spent converting the derelict Barrack House building in Kilmainhamwood into a community centre. St Patrick’s Hall in Enfield will be refurbished into a community hall using €250,000 in funds.
Kilcloon Village Square project will see €100,000 go towards making the village square into a fully inclusive and accessible space.
“There is also a strong focus on remote working projects in this round of funding and I am pleased to see that a number of counties have set out ambitious marketing plans aimed at attracting remote workers to relocate,” Humphreys said.
€185,007 for parks open spaces across Meath East was also announced on top of this as part of the Ratoath Municipal District 2022 road programme.