Two projects in Mayo have today secured €10 million in funding in total under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF).

The funding has been confirmed by Mayo Fine Gael deputy Michael Ring.

The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) is a commitment of €1 billion by Government to be invested in rural Ireland over the period 2019 to 2027.

The successful projects for County Mayo are Ballinrobe Community Arts and Amenity Centre-regeneration of the iconic Valkenburg complex and Newport Regeneration.

 Deputy Ring says Ballinrobe Community Arts and Amenity Centre has been allocated €4,594,600 and Newport Regeneration has been  allocated €5,656,073.

“In the case of the Ballinrobe project, the funding of €4,594,600 will be used to regenerate a vacant building (Valkenburg) located on the Main Street in Ballinrobe to provide a multi-purpose community facility, tourism accommodation, conference and meeting facilities and a café. The project will contribute to the social and economic regeneration of Ballinrobe by redeveloping a key cultural building for the use of the community.

The project for Newport, allocated €5,653,073 will result in a number of elements combining to improve and enhance the physical appearance, functioning and amenity value of the town centre. Public realm works will enhance the streetscape in the town centre including dark skies friendly lighting. The demolition of derelict buildings will allow the construction of an Enterprise and Tourism Hub, providing potential for sustainable economic activity and job creation”, deputy Ring explained.

Speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley deputy Ring says he is delighted for both communities…


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