The Border, Midland, and Western Regional Assembly has announced the allocation of €2.8m to the linked Mayo hub towns of Ballina and Castlebar under the European Regional Development Fund. In Ballina this will fund the refurbishment of Pearse Street along with the addition of a link road to Market Square and the refurbishment of a former bank on Pearse Street to house the Jackie Clarke Library and Archives.
In Castlebar the funding will go towards town centre regeneration and streetscape refurbishment along with the development of the river walk as an amenity corridor. The allocation is part of a €17.1m EU co-financed fund made available for urban development and regeneration projects in the gateways and hub towns in the BMW region.
These allocations will provide up to 60 per cent of public investment costs in the selected urban projects, with the balance provided by the local authorities.