Funding welcomed

€140,000 to enhance Boyle town streetscape

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€140,000 to enhance Boyle town streetscape

Senator Frank Feighan with Minister Josepha Madigan, Chair of the Heritage Council, Michael Parsons and CEO of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan.

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed €140,000 in funding to enhance the streetscape of the Main Street in Boyle.

The town was one of six towns to receive funding under the Historic Towns Initiative (HTI) 2019, a joint initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council.

“This is more great news for Boyle. The funding of €140,000 will go towards improving the streetscape of Main Street and I have no doubt that this will attract more people to live in the town centre along with increasing the inflow of tourists.

“This project is aimed at the development of a cultural quarter in the town which will both conserve and celebrate our fine architectural heritage while encouraging more people to live in the town centre. 

“Local authorities were invited to propose projects for heritage-led regeneration in one historic town in their area and following a competitive process, Boyle was one of the six towns successful.

“This funding is more welcome news for Boyle which has been the beneficiary of a series of significant funding announcements in recent months, including the allocation of €1.7m for a regeneration project on the former Royal Hotel site.

“I want to again pay tribute to the great work being done by many people, including the Boyle Town Team who are driving a lot of these initiatives,” he said.