€9.2 million boost for Roscommon town

Roscommon town is set for a major facelift following last Friday’s announcement of €9.2 million under the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien announced €82.8 million in funding for seven regeneration projects in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, which includes a major investment in Roscommon town centre.

The projects are aimed at enhancing urban areas to make them more attractive places in which to live, work, visit, and invest.

The Roscommon County Council project, ‘Putting the Spokes back into the Hub’, consists of the creation of a Civic Square, linking the new Linear Park on Circular Road to the Market Square and Main Street; the activation of backlands of Main Street through pedestrian links to encourage town centre living; the development of opportunities for social infrastructure in the brownfield areas of Henry Street and Church Street, and the creation of pedestrian and cycle routes to create a low-carbon transport county town.

  Referring to the Roscommon town project, Minister O’Brien said: “The multi-faceted project in Roscommon Town, with its emphasis on place making and infrastructure, will bring added vibrancy. The creation of pedestrian and cycle routes will help create a low-carbon in the future.

“Overall, I believe this funding can be a catalyst for regeneration, development and growth. It will also provide much-needed economic stimulus and job creation in the West as our economy emerges from the depths of the pandemic”.