New Ross set for 5.5 million regeneration boost

Rejuvenating the community and transforming the local economy.

An announcement made this morning in the Dunbrody Visitors centre by Minister Michael Ring, TD Minister for Rural & Community Development, that Wexfordia – The New Ross Tourism Transformation project is to receive funding…. a windfall of more than €5.5 million aimed at enhancing social and recreations facilities within local communities, supporting self-sustaining projects, the money will be used to create jobs, rejuvenate the community and transform the local economy.

Wexfordia involves a series of projects in the centre of New Ross, including the regeneration of the disused site at old Murphy Building 20 and 21 the Quay, (Murphy’s furniture buildings). which is to be transformed into a Norman heritage visitor attraction, and works on the Norman Way historical trail in the town and the upgrade of the Dunbrody visitor centre, together these will seek to build on the town’s rich heritage and visitor potential.

(Director of Services for the Wexford County Council) Eamonn Hore called the investment a “Game Changer for the area”

A total of €62 million was announced this morning by Minster Ring for 26 projects throughout rural Ireland

Some of the other successful applications for funding announced today included:

Ireland Global Garden – Mount Congreve Estate €3.7 Million

Making Baltinglass The Hub for South West Wicklow €2.6 Million

Barrow Blueway 46km Kildare €5 Million

The funding has been allocated to applicants under the second tranche of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, an offshoot of the Governments ambitious ‘Project Ireland 2040’ programme, that supports self-sustaining projects in towns and villages with populations under 10,000 people.

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