Town and Village Renewal Streetscape Enhancement Scheme Announced

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, (FF) and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly passed on and welcomed Castleisland’s inclusion in the newly announced buildings and streets enhancement scheme. Photographs: John Reidy
Castleisland looking its best in this aerial shot from the Kerry County Council announcement on the new enhancement scheme.

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly sent notification that a new Town and Village Renewal Streetscape Enhancement Scheme has been announced as part of ‘Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025,’ – and Castleisland’s Main Street is one of the areas chosen for the scheme.

Eligible Areas in Kerry

The Pilot scheme is open to commercial/residential or vacant buildings in the selected streets of the following towns:

Ballybunion – parts of Main Street and Sandhill Road.

Castleisland – Main Street.

Killorglin – part of Langford Streetand Lower Bridge Street to The Square.

Please see Maps in individual town application forms for the definitive approved areas to which the scheme applies.


Kerry County Council is seeking applications from property owners in the above Towns by 5pm on September 7th 2021.

Applications will be assessed, and successful applicants will be notified by September 20th


Applicants must complete the works as per letter of offer and submit invoices, evidence of payment and photographs of completed works no later than November 5th 2021.

Grant Rates

The grant scheme is at 70% grant rate in the case of an individual property or 80% where there are three or more adjacent properties.

Eligible Works

Kerry County Council schemes allows for the following eligible works: Replacement of existing shopfront with traditional painted wooden shopfront or contemporary design to a maximum of €4,000.

Replacement of signage with traditional wooden fascia with wooden/hand painted lettering or contemporary design.

Careful illumination and lighting of architectural features of buildings. Improvements to shopfront window displays and staging carries a maximum of €4,000 grant.

De-cluttering of shop-fronts, e.g. removal of redundant wiring/poles/signs to a maximum of a €2,000 grant.

Painting of building/shopfront in local authority pre-agreed colours carries a maximum of a €1,500 grant.

Green enhancement of entrances/terraces with planting has a maximum grant of €500.

The scheme has an applied maximum overall grant for any one building of €8,000.

Procurement Process

Two written quotations for any works/services under €3,000.

Three written quotations for any works/services above €3,000.

Quotations must be on the headed paper of supplier with contact details, VAT registration and date and addressed to the applicant.

Photographs Must be Submitted

Photograph must be submitted of building with application form.

Contact details for the individual towns are set out in the application forms.

Details and application forms for the three towns in the scheme are available on:

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