€260,000 funding for Limerick community projects

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Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys launching the 'Our Rural Future' initiative.

A TOTAL of €260,478 is being provided to support a range of community projects in Limerick.

Minister for Rural and Community Development and Social Protection Heather Humphreys today announced €260,478 in funding to support eight community projects in Limerick.

Sports clubs, schools and community groups are receiving grants of up to €50,000 to develop a wide and diverse range of community facilities in rural areas with successful projects including outdoor cinemas, astro turf facilities, sensory gardens, hurling walls, basketball courts, walkways, public toilets, community gyms, renovations to old handball alleys and more.

Projects in Limerick which will benefit include: 

  • Martinstown National Primary School – Resurfacing of carpark/delineation of parking Bays – €20,880
  • Mountcollins AFC – Walkway upgrade and erection of perimeter fencing for safety – €22,326
  • Glenroe GAA – Installation of LED flood lighting at GAA all-weather sports and recreation facility – €50,000
  • Athea GAA – Resurfacing of Club/Walking Track Carpark – €44,573
  • Kilteely Tidy Towns – Community carpark resurfacing and delineation of parking bays – €27,911
  • Templeglantine GAA & camogie Club – Community carpark resurfacing and delineation of parking bays – €27,911
  • Oola GAA Club – Installation of a disabled and wheelchair accessible walkway and fencing for safety – €35,000
  • Kantoher Development Group – Remedial works to Ashford village carpark incl. resurfacing to allow safe use – €50,000

Announcing €7.4 million for 175 community projects nationwide, Minister Humphreys said: “I want to congratulate all of the successful applicants and I wish them the best of luck in carrying out these works which will make our rural communities even more attractive places to live, work and raise a family.

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“In view of the hugely positive response from communities, I am exploring the possibility of providing further funding for a second tranche of projects under CLAR and I hope to make an announcement on this in the near future.”