By Elizabeth Lee
BAGENALSTOWN businesses are to benefit to the tune of €100,000 as part of the streetscape and shop front initiative.
Bagenalstown is just one of 26 towns and villages nationwide to share in a €2.6 million fund to upgrade building façades, artwork, murals, lighting, street furniture and canopies under the Streetscape Enhancement Initiative.
The purpose of the scheme is to give our towns and villages a facelift and make them more attractive places to live, work or visit.
Welcoming the development Carlow/Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan (Fine Gael) said: “This investment will help make our rural towns more colourful, vibrant and attractive places. Local authorities are to begin advertising immediately and local businesses and retailers are encouraged to apply.”
The initiative was announced by minister Heather Humphreys.