Two recreational facilities in Longford Town Park are to benefit from an allocation of €67,000 in funding.
€58,000 is to be provided for a multi-use games area and €9,000 for a Bocce Court.
The funding is part of a €3m Department of Sport initiative for local recreation facilities around the country.
While Longford’s allocation is merely 2.23% of the overall figure, local Deputies James Bannon (FG) and Willie Penrose (Lab) have welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring.
Deputy Bannon said, “The aim of this initiative is to create and enhance sport and recreational facilities in each local authority area. The funding announced today will go a long way towards supporting these sporting organisations and I would like to thank Minister Ring for his support in making this funding a reality.”
Deputy Penrose added, “I congratulate those who made a successful submission for these recreational facilities to receive the very maximum funding amount available from the Department of Sport, in partnership with Irish Public Bodies.
“It is a great boost for Longford in terms of the provision of new sporting and recreational facilities for young people locally.”
Meanwhile, €58,000 was also allocated towards a Skatepark in Mullingar.