Longwood, Kilcloon and Drumconrath are three of the rural areas in Meath set to benefit from the latest roll out of funding under the governments Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Over €750,000 worth of funding has been announced to enhance rural towns and villages in counties Louth and Meath

It is the largest ever investment under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme and will see a range of projects delivered across rural Ireland.

A quarter of a million euro has been awarded under the scheme for the construction of a new community centre in Kilcloon.

Meanwhile, €216,000 euro will be spent on building a new playground in the grounds of Longwood GAA Clu

Works to the tune of €70,000 in Drumconrath will include the restoration of the old pump house, the installation of a new community noticeboard as well as riverside amenity works.