I have received confirmation the Galway County Council have been allocated €6 million for the development of Athenry Town Centre.

The funding under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund will provide for the refurbishment of the town centre and the development of a community enterprise hub, works included include restoration of the structures and the creation of community enterprise hot desk facilities.

“I welcome this funding as it will help restore the town centre and rejuvenate the town centre as a hub of activity in the centre of Athenry. The funding comes for the RRDF fund set up and launched by Former Minister Michael Ring TD and I in the last Government.

Galway County Council are to be commended in the dedicated work in achieving this funding as part of the implementation plan for the Regeneration of Athenry. I now look forward to the commencement of the works on site”.