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Castlepollard Regeneration Funding

Westmeath County Council welcomes the announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys that the Rural Regeneration Fund will support the Castlepollard Regeneration Project with a grant of €3.8million.

The project which will be led by Westmeath County Council’s Regeneration Project Team and will require additional match funding from Westmeath County Council bringing the total Regeneration Fund for Castlepollard to €4.7million. 

The Chief Executive Pat Gallagher of Westmeath County Council said “I welcome the positive news of this significant RRDF funding which will provide much needed Community Facilities in the refurbished Market House, bringing vitality and viability to the town centre.  The Regeneration Project will also deliver a Town Park, supporting healthier lifestyles and increased footfall within the town”

Speaking after the announcement the Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke said, “The investment in Castlepollard will renew the historical focal point of the Town Square and enhance the town’s potential as an attractive place to live, work and visit.”

David Jones, Director of Service,  Mullingar-Kinnegad Municipal District said, “I am delighted with the announcement of such significant investment in the town and thank the Minister, Department of Rural and Community Development, local development groups, businesses and the wider community whose co-operation  led to the success of the application”.

The Castlepollard Regeneration funding announcement, today, affords an unprecedented opportunity to deliver an investment in the community facilities and amenities of a rural town, that will facilitate community development and prosperity. This investment is more important than ever to help economic activity and sustainable development into the future in Castlepollard and the surrounding hinterland.



Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 10/11/2022