Wednesday 20 March 2019

Long Walk gets €533,000 under Project Ireland 2040

Long Walk is to get a major regeneration.
Long Walk is to get a major regeneration.

The Long Walk is set for a major regeneration after a €533,000 investment through Project Ireland 2040 was granted last week.

Speaking on the funding announcement Cllr. McGahon said: 'The Urban Regeneration and Development fund (URDF) was established earlier this year under Project Ireland 2040. The fund is the largest urban regeneration initiative in Ireland for decades and was established to support more compact and sustainable development, through the regeneration of and rejuvenation of towns like Dundalk in line with the objectives of Project Ireland 2040.'

He explained that the €533,000 investment for Dundalk will be 'funding a rejuvenation scheme to reinvigorate the Long Walk area to establish a new living and working quarter at the heart of Dundalk town centre. The funding will support street improvement and upgrade, creation of improved public spaces and promotion of café culture and incorporation of public art.'

Cllr McGahon added: 'This is a great news story for Dundalk. We already have a full scale redevelopment in the works for Clanbrassil Street and now we have over half a million to drive regeneration and rejuvenation of a strategic and under-utilised area like the Longwalk.

'This funding is another clear example of the steps that are being take to make Dundalk an even more attractive and vibrant place in which people choose to live and work, as well as to invest,' concluded Cllr. McGahon.

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