Significant Funding Awarded for Town Regeneration Projects in County Cork
Cork County Council has been granted almost €2 million in funding for rural regeneration projects in Fermoy and Macroom.
The money will be used to rejuvenate the town centres, combat dereliction and drive economic growth.
More than €1.5 million has been awarded to Fermoy to deliver a town centre renewal project.
It centres around adapting and reusing historic and vacant town centre buildings as well as developing plans for a Craft Makers Hub.
It also includes enhanced recreational facilities and public realm improvements.
In Macroom, the funding will be used to develop a future vision for the former Church of Ireland building on Castle Street, transforming it into a flexible community, heritage and commercial outlet, in partnership with Lee Valley Enterprise Board, Macroom E and Macroom Tidy Towns.
Funding of €395,000 has been granted and will also be used to improve accessibility and footfall in Macroom, connecting the Mill Dam/Masseytown area with the derelict church building.