€423,600 allocated to Seaworld’s in Kilkee and Lahinch – Breen

May 9th, 2012 - Pat Breen

Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade and Clare TD Pat Breen has welcomed the news that €423,600 has been allocated to Kilkee and Lahinch Seaworld’s in the third round of grant applications under the Disabled Access and Energy Upgrade Scheme which is operated under the auspices of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

“These allocations provide a major boost to the Seaside Towns of Kilkee and Lahinch. The first two rounds of this scheme in 2011 were given on the basis that they would be drawn down by year end 2011. In March 2012 those Local Authorities that had projects that either didn’t apply due to not being able to meet the deadline, scaled back their project or were unable to draw down the funding by the deadline were given the opportunity to reapply for funding or apply for funding foregone due to the project been scaled back.”

“As a result of which Kilkee will be receiving an additional €75,600 in funding having received an allocation of €54,150 in 2011. Lahinch Seaworld has been allocated €349,800 this year on top of the €42,500 they received last year.”

“The works associated with this funding allocation must be completed by the end of September and this will work will provide a boost to the local economies in both Towns during the construction phase. Both Kilkee and Lahinch are two seaside towns in this County and the development of their Seaworld Infrastructure will further enhance both seaside towns tourism destination potential.”