A 1.2 million euro investment in Newmarket-on-Fergus town centre has been described as a game changer for the community there.
The funding will see the derelict Tradaree Arms transformed into a hive of activity, providing 16 spaces for trainee chefs, as well as a start-up hub for local food producers.
An alcohol and drug free recreational space for young people will also be developed, while the existing meals on wheels service will be extended.
The funding is being provided by Obair, the LEADER programme, the government and the Tomar Trust.
It’s hoped the project will lead to employment opportunities for young people there and Clarecastle Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says work on it will begin very soon: