18 January 2024 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A former licensed premises in the centre of Emyvale will be transformed into a community facility under an initiative to tackle dereliction and vacancy in rural towns and villages. Cavan/Monaghan TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys announced this week that the purchase of the former McMahon’s Bar and associated living accommodation on Emyvale’s Main Street for use as a multi-purpose community space had been approved for funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. It is one of 24 projects nationwide that will benefit from a €4.5 million investment package targeted at repurposing vacant premises into community spaces.

The Emyvale bar has been vacant since March 2020. “The development of a fully inclusive multi-purpose community space was identified as a priority in the five-year plan developed by the Emyvale community and I am delighted that this objective will now be delivered thanks to the Town and Village Renewal Scheme’s Building Acquisition Measure, which is designed to bring vacant and derelict properties back into use in our town and village centres,” Minister Humphreys stated. “The new community space will be a major boost to Emyvale, providing a facility for people of all ages to…

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