|The old bank building on Main Street, proposed site of the new E-Hub|
THERE was jubilation in six communities in West Limerick this week as their high-profile projects were awarded funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, while three others around the county also made the final cut (writes Norma Prendiville in the Limerick Leader)
The single biggest project to be funded under the scheme is the proposed E-Hub in Abbeyfeale which has been awarded €200,000. The hub, which will be located in a landmark building in the town, is intended to provide IT facilities and professional office space to local businesses and start-ups and to support passing business people through hot-desking.
It is a flagship project of the local community council with Innovate Limerick.
Welcoming the funding for the E-Hub, Abbeyfeale Community Council chairman, Maurice O’Connell said that working closely with Innovate Limerick which spearheaded the funding application had been key to their success. He said he hoped to see work begin early in the new year and to be completed within 18 months.
Local councillor Séamus Browne, who is also a board member of Innovate Limerick, said the funding “marks a significant step forward in delivering the project for Abbeyfeale and West Limerick”.
“The project is important because it forms part of the overall regeneration of Abbeyfeale and will help provide support for local business as well as attracting business from other parts of the county and country,” he added.
(Norma Prendivile. Limerick Leader)