Minister Martin Heydon and Cllr. Brendan Wyse have confirmed that Robertstown has secured €500,000 under Minister Heather Humphreys’ Town and Village Renewal Scheme.


Minister Heydon said “In fantastic news today, Cllr. Brendan Wyse and I can confirm that our colleague Minister Heather Humphreys has allocated half a million euro to the village of Robertstown for the development of community lands into an eco-park that will deliver a range of amenities for local people to use and to benefit from. The new park will also work as a great attraction for the tourists that will come following the Greenway in future, which will also be of excellent economic benefit to the area.”


Cllr. Brendan Wyse said “This site is actually right beside the route of the future Grand Canal Greenway, which is already on its way and is being built as far as Sallins. Tourists from Dublin, potentially all the way to Offaly will be coming through here and we’ll have an eco-park here right beside us which will benefit those tourists but also the people from the area. This will ensure that we’ll have natural play areas, playing services, a carpark, and boardwalks through this lovely wetland area here.


“The announcement from Minister Humphreys’ Department today means that money will now be in place to progress that project so we’re very happy here for the people in Robertstown.”


Minister Heydon continued “The initiative is part of Our Rural Future which aims to develop these kinds of amenities across Ireland and will see increased investment out to 2025 to provide Government investment and support in rural towns and villages, such as Robertstown, as hubs of economic and social activity.

“This funding today for the eco-park is fantastic news and is another example of us working together to continue the investment in Kildare South.” Minister Heydon concluded.