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€2.5m allocated to Thomastown for a new library

It'll act as a social and cultural focal point for the area

Thomastown’s to get over €2.5 million for a new library.

It’s part of a €75 million kitty to regenerate buildings in rural Ireland into remote working hubs.

24 projects have been funded to turn run-down buildings, cinemas, courthouses, and hotels into modern public spaces across rural Ireland.

Locally, Thomastown will get a new modern public library that will act as a social and cultural focal point, providing life-long and remote learning opportunities.

Minister Heather Humphreys says the money from the Rural Redevelopment fund will help people who want to move back to the countryside to work.