Works are due to start by the end of the year.
Councillors have given the green light for two major projects in a Westmeath town.
Plans to upgrade the Market House in Castlepollard into a modern community hub will now go to the next stage of development.
And a new zipline, play and picnic areas will be included in the works for the local park.
Fine Gael councillor Frank McDermott says the diggers will be site before the year is out: