Funding has been secured to help improve Carlow Town this week.
150-thousand Euro has been allocated to help improve the town in terms of its physical appearance.
Minister Damien English also announced that Carlow is to get further funding for 26 houses in Graiguecullen, following the opening of 10 houses at Fr. Flood Avenue, Rathvilly by the Minister on Wednesday.
Brian O' Farrell, CEO of Carlow Chamber of Commerce said it's great for the town:
"We're delighted that the funding is on the way down because we've been waiting for it for a long time
This follows up from a few meetings that 'Love Carlow', which was approached by Carlow Chamber, had with Minister Simon Coveney last year and it was very much spearheaded by Pat Deering, one of our TD's.
The funding is for economic development projects in the town.
We really want to get going with this and we've had a number of meetings with stakeholders in the town.
There's a number of different projects tied into the funding.
It is one of those things that €150,000 sounds like a lot of money but it can go very fast when you're spending on capital project, especially when you're looking at somewhere the size of Carlow town"