Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Thursday 6th January 2022) announced funding of €596,290.00 for Drumshanbo under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund. This project will cost over €700,000.00 in total. This is a landmark project that will see two high-profile buildings in the town centre – including a former Bank of Ireland building re-purposed as the Exchange Smart Working Hub and Creative Studios, providing remote working and creative spaces. The project will create access to the town backlands for recreation and business use, and also includes the carrying out of design works for the People’s Park.
The funding announced today under the Rural Regeneration Development Fund, is being invested in projects that will rejuvenate town centres, drive economic growth and footfall, combat dereliction, develop pedestrian zones and outdoor spaces and boost tourism in Rural Ireland.
Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Councillor Paddy O’Rourke warmly welcomed the funding approved for County Leitrim, commenting: “This is a good news story for County Leitrim and the town of Drumshanbo in particular. This support from the Regeneration Fund Development Fund will be of great benefit to Drumshanbo and it will ensure further economic growth and footfall in the area which will help businesses to grow and flourish. With increased demand in people seeking to relocate or return to live in Leitrim, projects such as this, make Drumshanbo and its surrounding area an attractive place for future growth and investment.”