Fantastic news recently that funding has been allocated to four projects in Kildare South today.
Particularly happy that funding has been allocated to the Curragh Camp. Addressing the dereliction in the Curragh Camp is a top priority for my team and me. The Old Post Office building is a national treasure but has suffered from terrible neglect in recent years. Delighted that the plan we supported for funding from the Town & Village Renewal Scheme has been accepted. Looking forward to continuing our support of the initiative and working alongside the Curragh Post Office Preservation Initiative (POPI), Kildare County Council and the Department of Defence to preserve the Curragh Post Office for future generations.
Important to move quickly to implementation now and get this new centre designed and renovated. Looking forward to more improvements in the Curragh Camp this year as it is desperately in need of modernisation and investment.
Curragh Camp Post Office – The proposed project will result in the preservation of the historic Post Office building which formed part of the Curragh Camp complex. This will enable the building to be re-opened as a multi-use community space – €45,000
Kilcullen Community Centre: The proposed investment will complete the redevelopment of a former vacant and derelict building in Kilcullen into a community centre for senior citizens – €28,530
Monasterevin – The proposed project will involve the development of a detailed architectural masterplan for the regeneration of Cassidy’s Distillery and Brewery site in Monasterevin, Co Kildare – €50,000
Churchtown Community Hub: The proposed project will involve the redevelopment of the former Churchtown Primary School, which dates to the 1860’s, into a community hub. This facility will comprise a community kitchen and heritage centre – €61,200
Congratulations to all the successful groups!