December 9, 2023
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Old bank and Garda station in county Kilkenny transformed into remote work hubs

An old bank and a former Garda station in County Kilkenny will be transformed into remote working hubs.

Funding of €750, 000 has been allocated for projects in Piltiwn and Urlingford.

It comes as Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, announced almost €18.5 million to benefit rural towns and villages the length and breadth of the country.

Welcoming the news, Kilkenny TD John McGuinness said: “This is fantastic news for Piltown, Urlingford and Kilkenny in general. Developing working hubs in rural communities is very beneficial and positive. I look forward to seeing these great buildings brought back to life and serving a real purpose in those communities.”

Some €500,000 has been allocated for the Piltown Remote Working Hub, which will see the regeneration of the former Garda Station in the village.

Another €250,000 has been given to develop a remote hub in the odl Bank of Ireland building in Urlingford.

Minister Humphreys said: “I am delighted to announce this latest round of funding as part of Our Rural Future.

“Many of the  successful projects I am announcing today will see vacant and derelict town centre building such as old banks, garda stations and convents transformed into community, cultural and arts spaces.

“There is also a strong focus on remote working projects in this round of funding and I am pleased to see that a number of counties have set out ambitious marketing plans aimed at attracting remote workers to relocate.”

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