The seaside villages of Strandhill and Rosses Point in Sligo will benefit from funding of over €200,000 announced today under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund.

The Minister for Rural & Community Development visited Boyle in Co Roscommon today, where she announced funding totalling €5.5 million euro for 7 projects nationwide.

Sligo County Council is to receive €202,000 to develop plans for pedestrian-friendly village centres in Strandhill and Rosses Point, through re-designed public realm areas, walkways and addressing dereliction.

The other major projects to receive funding today are in Kildare, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, Meath and Wicklow.

While in Boyle today, Minister Humphreys visited the site of the vacant Royal Hotel, which received funding under an earlier round of this scheme and will shortly be re-developed as an enterprise hub and remote-working facility.


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