OVER the last couple of years, volunteers within the Patrickswell Community Council have worked tirelessly to advance plans for a much-needed Community Centre.
After a period of collaboration with Limerick City and County Council, residents in Patrickswell were delighted with the recent breaking of ground on the new facilities for their community on August 4.
Supported by Limerick City and County Council, the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, and the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Patrickswell Community Centre is projected to be opened and operational within 12 months.
Locals hope for the project to be more than a community resource centre, seeing it as a multipurpose place to gather, play, share, and celebrate their neighbourhood.
Public Relations Officer for Patrickswell Community Council PJ O’Grady commented: “This is a major week for the village of Patrickswell to finally see our much-needed centre to get underway and it is something we have waited far too long for.”
“Bringing this project to this stage would not have been possible without the support of the local community and we look forward to continued support to ensure this project reaches its full potential.
“I have no doubt that this centre will become a huge part of our community for many decades to come,” Mr O’Grady concluded.