Naughten welcomes ‘Covid funding’

 Local TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €201,000 for the towns of Mountbellew, Monksland, Boyle, Brideswell & Dysart. In addition, funding of €50,000 has been provided to fit out 16 highspeed broadband connection points in rural areas throughout County Roscommon under the National Broadband Plan.

The town of Mountbellew has secured €21,618 to install sustainable modern outdoor electricity connections in The Square for outdoor events including the light up Christmas event.

In Monksland €40,000 has been secured for the successful community Christmas outdoor market which has been spearheaded by Monksland Town Team.

Boyle will receive investment of €40,000 for the provision of equipment to temporarily allow outdoor trading under cover, helping to bring visitors into the town.

And €50,000 will be split between Brideswell & Dysart to enhance the public amenity area by providing seating, and help to install Christmas lighting in both villages, which have a potential for a significant passing trade.

“This funding from Minister Heather Humphries is on top of funding earlier this week for two other South Roscommon Communities in Ballyforan and Moore under the Just Transition Fund. Moore Community Council has secure funding for a new remote working hub for those in South Roscommon who need high speed broadband and Ballyforan Area Transition Team has secured funding to develop a feasibility plan for the area,” stated Denis Naughten.

“All of these funds are supporting local community initiatives which are being developed along with Roscommon and Galway County Councils and local Councillors and I wish to thank everybody for their continued efforts,” concluded Denis Naughten.