Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith welcomes the inclusion of Belturbet in the Government’s Rural Regeneration Development Fund which will greatly assist the further development of enterprise and tourism in the town. This project at an overall cost of €263,700 will assist in attracting more visitors to the area and address the issue of vacant buildings.
This funding is a key part of this Government’s rural regeneration programme where there is a clear commitment to bring much needed additional economic activity to towns such as Belturbet.
This funding will enable the preparation of plans for the development of a multi purpose digital enterprise and tourism hub and for the further development of the heritage railway visitor attraction.
€330,760 has been approved in respect of the continued restoration of the Workhouse site in Carrickmacross which will deliver a community hub. €732,262 under this Rural Development Programme will develop plans for the further expansion of Lough Egish Food Park and the provision of necessary infrastructure.
I compliment Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council on submitting these successful applications and having in place the necessary financial resources to draw down this major government grant aid.
These projects, among other welcome developments, over the past 18 months clearly show this government’s commitment to rural regeneration and investment in our rural communities.
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