I welcome the allocation of €798,584.00 from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund to redesign the Market Square and Cannon Quinn Park in Gort.
The project aims to reimagine the town centre and help take advantage of the Historic and natural environment. It will ensure that the future economic success of the town. I twill help make the town more attractive for business, local community and visitors
“I commend the Regeneration Team in Galway County Council for their vision, enthusiasm, and exceptional ability to target funding to transform towns like Gort. I also want to acknowledge the work of the local committee who worked very closely with the County Council on this project.”
“These proposals are in addition to previous projects funded under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund including the Bia Innovator Athenry, Town Hall Loughrea, Portumna town centre regeneration and the development of the Master plan for Tuam Town Centre”
“The Redesign of Market Square and town streets will Incorporate public art/sculpture creating a landmark entrance into the town. In addition, to the redesign of the main Market Square, a streetscape enhancement scheme will be progressed for Crowe Street, Bridge Street and Church Street, incorporating improved accessibility for pedestrians especially those with reduced mobility, new street lighting and furniture, improved soft and hard landscaping and urban greening. Traffic movement, flow and pedestrian traffic through the Market Square will also be harmonised through traffic management improvements and investigation of new public parking opportunities
The Reinvigorating Canon Quinn Park which presently an underutilised yet vital greenspace within the centre of the town of Gort. In order to capitalise on this invaluable resource, the park requires diversification and redesign to improve usages, discourage anti-social behaviour and provide a green lung for the town centre. It is proposed to redesign the park through hard & soft landscaping and explore opportunities to create a multiuse outdoor space which can be made use of in summer for outside cultural events”.