The monies are from the Dept. of Tourism and Fáilte Ireland,
Almost €200,000 has been allocated to the creation of a permanent outdoor dining space in Kildare.
The monies, from the Dept. of Tourism and Fáilte Ireland, are from a pot of €9 million being allocated to 38 locaitons, nationwide.
This is phase two of the Weatherproofing & Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme
Main Street, Naas, on which extensive outdoor hospitality and seating works have already taken place, has been granted €187,275
Paul Kelly CEO of Fáilte Ireland added: “This Scheme supports resilience and survival in the short term and the recovery of the tourism sector in the long-term. Outdoor dining and hospitality will now be a permanent feature of our hospitality offering and businesses need to be supported to facilitate this for longer periods throughout the year. We have already seen the success of the first part of this Scheme, which provides individual businesses up to €4,000 towards the cost of outdoor seating. This second part of the Scheme being announced today is implemented in partnership with Local Authorities and will build on strengthening the outdoor dining offering around Ireland. We have learned during COVID-19 that people want the option of dining outdoors; this scheme will make dining areas suitable in a wider range of weather conditions so that they can be used for longer periods of the year, helping businesses towards sustainable recovery.”