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€524k boost for regeneration project in east Clare town


GOVERNMENT funding of €524,000 has been approved for Clare County Council to proceed with the design and planning stages of a major regeneration project for Scariff Town Centre.

The funding will pave the way for a further application of funds to provide a multi service innovation and engagement hub in the east Clare town, to add to the ever growing network of remote working facilities in the Banner county.

The project will also deliver improvements to the public realm in Market Square and the town centre, and provide enhanced parking and ancillary facilities.

The application was submitted under Category 2 of the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund and will facilitate a further application under Category 1 of this Scheme to make these plans a reality.

Fine Gael Deputy Joe Carey welcomed the funding saying, “This regeneration project will be a game changer for the town of Scariff and its large hinterland.

He added, “I want to acknowledge the huge amount of work which Clare County Council has put into this successful application led by their Head of Digital Transformation, Mr. Urban McMahon.

“The public consultation process organised by Clare County Council played a key role in strengthening the application as it clearly demonstrated the local community’s strong support for a dramatic multifaceted infrastructural investment in the town.”

“The funding announced today will pave the way for further significant streetscape improvement throughout the centre of Scariff town including the square area thereby improving accessibility whilst also catering for additional parking capacity including for coaches which will attract new tourism business.”

“The funding announced today by my colleague Minister Humphreys will ensure that Scariff can now take its place in this space by providing a centre of excellence in innovation and commercial activity in the heart of the centre of the town. This will facilitate local indigenous enterprise, the local community and visitors with top class access to remote working spaces in an entrepreneurial environment.”

“I am delighted that the €524,000 granted by my colleague, Minister Humphreys today firmly places Scariff on the road to delivering these exciting infrastructural investments”, concluded Deputy Carey

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