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New scheme to increase outdoor dining capacity in Kildare

A new scheme delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Kildare County Council will help tourism and hospitality businesses in Kildare to develop and increase their outdoor seating capacity, Minister Martin Heydon said.

Funding allocated under the scheme will also enable Local Authorities to develop permanent outdoor public dining spaces in towns and urban centres across the country, similar to those that exist […]

Minister Martin Heydon welcomes €1.3m for Athy’s Shackleton Museum

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon welcomed the announcement by Chief Executive of Kildare County Council at the recent Athy Heritage Museum AGM.

Cllr. Ivan Keatley a director of the Athy Heritage Museum said “This commitment of funding will ensure that this really exciting project will be funded through to completion.”

Athy […]

Kildare County Council granted €7,730,000 for walking and cycling infrastructure

Funding of €7,730,000 has been allocated to Kildare County Council for walking and cycling facilities which will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike, Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding from the National Transport Authority announced today will provide high quality facilities for cyclists and walkers across the country, which is particularly […]

New COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide welcome boost for struggling businesses

A new nationwide €60 million COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) will provide a welcome boost for struggling businesses in Kildare, Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding for the COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) was secured by the Tánaiste at cabinet this week and Kildare County Council will be responsible for administering the […]

New investment by Fáilte Ireland will provide welcome boost for tourism business in Kildare

A new nationwide €55 million investment by Fáilte Ireland will provide a welcome boost for tourism businesses in Kildare Minister Martin Heydon has said.

Minister Heydon said the funding for the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme was secured in Budget 2021 and Fáilte Ireland is responsible for developing and administering the scheme.

Minister Heydon said: “The scheme will […]

February 2nd, 2021|Press Release, Tourism|

Plans progressing on Kildare’s Barrow Blueway

Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that plans are progressing for the Barrow Blueway from Lowtown outside Robertstown through Rathangan and Monasterevin to Athy with work due to commence on the project in Autumn 2020.

“In response to a parliamentary question Minister Josepha Madigan confirmed that her Department is in contact with Waterways Ireland regarding […]

Minister in Favour of Progressing Kildare section of Blueway

In response to my motion seeking progress on the Kildare section of the Barrow Blueway in the Dail, Minister Josepha Madigan agreed that proceeding with the Kildare section of the project was the best option for Waterways Ireland. This is really positive news for this route from Lowtown, Robertstown through Rathangan, Monasterevin and Athy […]

€2m Failte Ireland Funding for Irish Racehorse Experience at the National Stud

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed the announcement of €2m in funding from Failte Ireland for investment in the Irish Racehorse Experience at the National Stud.
“This new Racehorse Experience, the first of its kind in Ireland is ideally placed at the National Stud […]