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Town and Village Renewal Scheme gives Limerick receives €1 million in funding



Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Askeaton, Doon and Patrickswell pictured above will share funding of €1 million in the scheme.

Town and Village Renewal Scheme gives Limerick €1 million in funding 

Three towns and villages in County Limerick are to benefit after Limerick City and County Council was successful in the latest round of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Projects in Askeaton, Doon and Patrickswell will share funding of €1 million in the scheme which focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, with a particular emphasis on stimulating economic development.




The projects selected for funding have been announced by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered through the local authorities.

The three Limerick projects to receive funding are:

  • Doon – Development of a community services and e-hub facility in Doon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now a major shift to home working requiring online computing and video conferencing facilities (€250,000).
  • Askeaton – Creation of a parklet on a derelict site within the West Square, Askeaton. The project will bring a derelict and vacant site back into use and create a public place within the heart of the town for the local community and visitors to the town (€250,000).
  • Patrickswell – Development of a community hub within the village of Patrickswell to enhance community services to include community hall, community café, meeting rooms and provision of hot-desking facilities (€500,000).

Welcoming the news, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said: “Investment in our towns and villages across Limerick is important if we are to make them vibrant and attractive places for people to live and work. Our priorities have shifted over the past two years so it’s important that we have the infrastructure and facilities for people. These projects in the three towns and villages come from engagements and discussions with the communities involved, which can act as a template for future developments.”

Gordon Daly, Director of Community, Tourism & Culture in Limerick City and County Council said: “The funding announcement for these three innovative projects is further evidence of the excellent leadership being shown right across our rural communities in Limerick in improving the quality of life for all who live there. We look forward to working closely with each town and village in 2022 in the delivery of these important projects.”

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