Thurles Market Quarter is to receive an additional €549,269 in funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. This brings the total funding allocated to the project to €3.4million.
As confirmed by Deputy Michael Lowry in April, this exciting venture was approved for €3m funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. This additional funding is a major boost for the project.
The planned work will renovate the 19th Century vacant agriculture building and associated car park to create the Thurles Market Quarter. It will include a designated market space, a multi-functional events space and a Student’s Union and cafe.
Thurles Market Quarter will revitalise a prime central location within the town and re-establish Thurles as a market town, providing a base for the local farmers' market, increasing footfall and activity and supporting existing town centre business. The total RRDF funding is over €3.4 million.
This project has been developed through the partnership of Tipperary County Council, Mary Immaculate College Thurles, and the Thurles Lions Club with support from Thurles Farmers Market, Tipperary local Enterprise Office, Thurles Retail Forum and the Tipperary Food Producers Network.
This project is in addition to the €8 Million regeneration of Thurles Town Centre which is currently underway.