Longford's much heralded regeneration blueprint will add another chapter to its growing chronology when it plays host to a European style workshop over the course of two days
Longford's much heralded regeneration blueprint will add another chapter to its growing chronology when it plays host to a European style workshop over the course of two days.
Thirty delegates from right across the European divide will be in attendance as part of an all encompassing project that looks at how disused military barracks can be better utilised.
The delegates hail from eight European partner locations including Piacenza (Italy), Varazdin (Croatia), Szombathely (Hungary), Cartagena (Spain), Esphino (Portugal), Serres (Greece), Telsai (Lithuania) and Koblenz (Germany).
All of the cities involved in the project have former military sites of different scales and conditions and are working together to identify potential solutions to breathe new life into these sites.
“This is the first time for many of these delegates to visit Ireland and it is a great opportunity for us to showcase Longford and its potential,” said a spokesperson.
The two day event will consist of workshops along with a visit to the County Council offices for a welcome by Chief Executive Paddy Mahon, Cathaoirleach Cllr Martin Mulleady and Chair of Longford Municipal District Cllr Mae Sexton.
A tour of St Mel's Cathedral and the former Connolly Barracks site has also been pencilled in by organising officials.
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