Almost €1m in funding is to benefit numerous community projects in the North West.
The investment comes from the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2019.
The scheme is part of the Action Plan for Rural Development with the aim being to enhance rural areas, re purpose old buildings and more to make rural areas more appealing to live and work.
In Co. Donegal, Rossnowlagh is to benefit from €100,000 to redevelop the village car park, Glencolmcille will also receive €100,000.
Dromahair in Co. Leitrim will receive €24,000 to develop a village plan, €100,000 in Drumkeeran to build a footpath connecting the village centre to Windmill Park House Estate.
While a total of €564,000 will be split among various projects in Co. Sligo such as establishing a new Village Park in Bunnanadden, upgrading of the Sligo Folk Park Heritage Museum in Riverstown and the upgrading of Culfadda Community Hall among others.
Local Fine Gael Senator and General Election Candidate, Frank Feighan, is welcoming the news.
Senator Feighan says there are a lot of issues with rural Ireland and this funding will make a ‘huge difference’ in peoples lives.