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Midland Region secures over €1M of REDZ funding to stimulate economic development in rural towns and their hinterlands

Published: 28th November 2016

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, TD, has announced details of the 2016 €5.3 million REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zones).

41 projects were approved nationwide, with over €1 million for projects in the Midland Region, including the only Flagship Regional project in the EMRA region.

Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) 2016: Approved Projects

Midland Region County Amount Approved Project Details:

Small Projects – up to €100,000

Business of Food Laois €67,200

Ten month programme of workshops, mentoring sessions and events designed to assist people in the Food Service Industry to improve their business.

Fab lab Portarlington Laois €32,800

Communal Office for training hot-desking

Banagher Offaly €50,000

Enhance town around marina

Kilcormac Offaly €48,000

To promote & market awareness of Kilcormac as the gateway to lough Boora Discovery

Mullingar & Athlone Blueways and Greenways Westmeath €96,000

Blueways and Greenways unlocking potential Athlone Municipal District

Royal Canal to Lough Owel Amenity Area Westmeath €96,000

The Royal Canal Cycleway Extension Mullingar Municipal District
Corlea

Walking Route Longford Longford €100,000 Walking Route

Corn Hill Amenity Walk Project Longford €50,000

Develop a walking loop around the top of Corn Hill on the exterior boundaries of the forest area

Medium Projects – up to €200,000
Granard Motte, Longford  €200,000

Develop Interpretive Centre around Granard Motte

Flagship Regional Project – up to €400,000
Birr Castle Offaly €316,870 Provision of Education Centre Birr,Co. Offaly

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