Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government that South Tipperary Development Company has been given authorisation to approve funding of €225,000 to Cashel Town Council to replace the lights on Friar Street with new decorative street lights and underground the cabling under the Village Renewal and Development measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
“This project will be major boost to Cashel with total project costs of €300,000. The proposed works will significantly upgrade the appearance of the street, and improve the view of the Rock of Cashel as visitors drive down the street” the Minister said.
The project will now go back to the Board of South Tipperary Development Company for the final approval on the project. This is in line with the EU’s “bottom-up” approach to rural development.”