CARN is set to receive almost €80,000 to help improve the appearance and public amenities within the town.
Provided under the government’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Carn is one of five Donegal towns to receive a share in the €380,000 funding from Donegal County Council.
Carn will receive a total of €76,000 and it is understood that the money will be used for the refurbishment of steps at Bridge Street.
Local councillor Martin McDermott said the steps and fence on Bridge Street is in a ‘bad state’ and this money will ‘make a good difference’ to the area. He said this is a ‘good news story’, however the councillor, who was involved in the scheme through the Local Community Development Committee, said the scheme needs to be broadened.
“I would like to see this scheme include smaller towns and villages and not just be a benefit to be big towns,” he said.
“€10,000 to a town like Ballyliffin or Clonmany could make a big difference, where as it might not be seen in the town the size of Buncrana. The scheme needs to be broadened, but there’s no doubt that it’s good for the town,” he added.
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