Locations in 19 nineteen counties will benefit from a €9million fund aimed at enhancing outdoor dining suitable for the Irish climate.

Fáilte Ireland announced 38 locations across the country for permanent structures for hospitality outlets to share.

Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland, said this is a "permanent positive legacy from Covid that we will have enhanced outdoor dining across Ireland".

The locations that will benefit from the scheme were announced at an event in Howth in north Dublin this afternoon.

The seaside village is one of the locations to receive funding along with Bantry, Co Cork, Castlebar, Co Mayo, and Bundoran, Co Donegal.

All locations are subject to planning permission and each local authority can apply for €200,000 for up to two locations, with additional funding being made available subject to the quality and economic value of the proposals.

Artist impression of Suffolk St, Dublin, with enhanced outdoor dining

Mr Kelly said: "These structures are designed with full understanding of what the climate is."

He said that with the right roofing, shelter and heating, it is possible to have a very pleasant outdoor dining experience for longer in the season.

The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme is a €17million scheme announced in March 2021 made up of two parts.

The first allowed applicants to apply for a grant of up to €4,000 for outdoor furniture with a closing date of the 30 September.

The Minister for Tourism, Catherine Martin, said: "The aim of this Scheme is to support tourism and hospitality jobs and help businesses develop new ways of catering for domestic and international tourists outdoors".

Artist impression of Bedford Row, Limerick, with enhanced outdoor dining

The full list of locations is:

Carlow County Council
-Main Street, Borris (€61,000)
-Tullow Street Upper, Carlow (€133,357)

Clare County Council
-Ennis Town Centre, Francis St, Lr Parnell St, Abbey St Car Park, Templegate Plaza (€186,975)

Cork City Council
-Beasley St, (€236,160)
-Caroline St, (€375,083)
-Pembroke St, (€302,187)
-Princess St, (€112,150)
-Union Quay (€284,130)

Cork County Council
-The Quays, Bantry (€221,595)
-Short Quay, Kinsale (€215,110)

Dublin City Council
-Merrion Row, (€255,312)
-Suffolk St, (€351,786)
-Capel St (€742,095)

Donegal County Council
-Bundoran Oceanside, West End Car Park (€126,840)
-Port Road, Letterkenny (€137,000)

Fingal County Council
-Harbour Green Howth (€600,000)

Kerry County Council
-Boat Yard, Dingle (€292,118)
-Kenmare Place, Killarney (€604,505)

Kildare County Council
-Main Street, Naas (€187,275)

Kilkenny County Council
-Market Yard, Kilkenny City (€649,000)

Laois County Council
-Dublin Road, Durrow (€32,348)
-Hynd's Square, Portlaois (€129,446)

Limerick City & County Council
-Limerick City (€750,000)

Longford County Council
-Main Street, Ballymahon (€104,562)

Louth County Council
-The Green, Carlingford (€118,000)
-Earl Street, Dundalk (€82,000)

Mayo County Council
-Market Square, Castlebar (€98,725)
-Market Square, Claremorris (€101,300)

Offaly County Council
-O'Connor Square, Bridge St, Millennium Square, Tullamore (€200,000)

Sligo County Council
-The Square, Enniscrone (€94,772)
-Tobergal Lane, Sligo Town (€265,160)

Tipperary County Council
-East Lane & Mary St Mall Clonmel (€113,800)
-Old Baker Street, Thurles (€86,200)

Waterford City & County Council
-Waterford City Trail - Bailey's New Street to O'Connell Street/John Street (€354,919)
-Grattan Square, Dungarvan (€151,774)

Wexford County Council
-Monck Street, Wexford Town (€228,000)

Wicklow County Council
-Abbey Lane, Arklow (€81,000)
-Market Square, Wicklow Town (€118,624)

Projects Given 1 Month Extension – Awaiting Approval
-South Dublin County Council
-Galway City Council