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In Pictures: Laois town’s brand new outdoor dining facility officially opens

Durrow Outdoor Dining Area (1)

The spectacular Durrow Outdoor Dining Facility was officially opened at a ceremony last week.

In mid-2021, Laois County Council applied to Fáilte Ireland for financial assistance under the Local Authority Weatherproofing and Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme.

The purpose of the scheme being to develop streets and public spaces to facilitate outdoor dining, enabling access to outdoor seating for extended periods throughout the year.

38 locations throughout Ireland benefited under the Scheme including Durrow which received €32,348 in funding for this wonderful outdoor dining facility.

The implementation of the Local Authority Weatherproofing and Outdoor Dining Enhancement scheme is hugely beneficial for towns and cities around Ireland.

It enhances infrastructure and allows local hospitality businesses to adapt and develop their offering.

Members of the local Tidy Towns, County Council and Councillors were present at the ceremony.

Photographer Michael Scully was present at the opening last week.

Check out his great pictures below:

Cousins – Aaron Jacob and Isabelle Fogarty Walsh

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.