Funding to the tune of €1,925,000 has been announced this morning, Thursday, January 6 for Fermoy town.

Allocated under Category 2 of the Rural Regeneration Development Fund, monies will be put towards the Fermoy Town Centre Renewal Project.

This project will develop plans for the adaptive and sustainable reuse of vacant town centre buildings to accommodate a range of uses that will address the social, economic, cultural and physical needs of the town, the development of an exemplar Craft Makers Hub, the provision of enhanced recreational facilities and placemaking and public realm enhancements.

It aims to deliver large-scale regeneration in the town through targeted interventions to revitalise the town centre and drive it forward as a vibrant, liveable, diverse and competitive centre of scale.


Welcoming the Funding, Cork East TD James O’Connor acknowledged the work done by Cork County Council towards achieving the funding and thanked Niall Healy and his team in County Hall for putting Fermoy forward on the application.

“Fermoy has come a long way in the past 10 years with the growth of activity on the main street. This development will further enhance the town centre. This investment by the Government underpins ‘Our Rural Future’ and will have a transformational impact across the north Cork region,” Deputy O’Connor said.

Fermoy is just one of two Cork County towns allocated funding under the scheme, with Macroom receiving a €395,000 allocation to revitalise its town centre.