New projects will ‘put heart’ into Monksland

The new innovation hub and community park in Monksland will help to “put a heart” into the local area, Cllr John Naughten has outlined.

Cllr Naughten welcomed the recent visit to the area by Minister Heather Humphreys, where she performed the official opening of Monksland innovation hub and turned the sod at the location of the new community park.

Cllr Naughten pointed out that Roscommon County Council is investing significantly in community facilities in the Monksland area through funding secured under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund and other funding streams.

“The development of the innovation hub will add significantly to the economic development of the area and will offer opportunities to start-up businesses and people working remotely, to operate in a collaborative space with the availability of hot-desking facilities and high-speed broadband,” stated Cllr Naughten.

“This is a great opportunity for those people to access a high-quality facility in Monksland”.

Welcoming the turning of the sod for the new local park, Cllr Naughten said, “This park is part of the overall masterplan for the area and for putting a heart into Monksland in combination with the innovation hub and significant public realm investment over the next number of years.

“Together there is no doubt these developments will put a heart into Monksland”, he concluded.