Five Leitrim projects will receive over €213,000

Five leitrim projects are set to receive major funding after Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys TD announced more than €2.75 million in funding to support 74 community projects nationwide.

Leitrim’s successful projects include car parks around local community centers and a local school alongside a unique project in Rossinver which includes a cinema screen and maze.

Under the CLÁR programme, sports clubs, schools and community groups will receive grants of up to €50,000 to develop a range of projects that will benefit people of all ages.

In Leitrim, the funding is as follows:

Bee Park Field Committee, Manorhamilton – Bee Park Field Car Park Renovation – €42,804.00

Drumkeeran Tidy Towns Community Group – The project proposes to extend and resurface the car park and add a tourist viewing area adjoining the car park – €46,080.00.

Carrigallen Parish Council – Completion of car park adjacent to Community Center and Corn Mill Theater on Main Street, Carrigallen – €44,997.30.

St. Hugh’s NS, Dowra – Demolition of obsolete water tower and carport to be replaced by car park – €29,790.

The Organic Center, Rossinver – Development of a labyrinth and a cinema screen – €50,000.

In Cavan funding has been awarded to:

Brackley Lake Geopark Amenity Area, Bawnboy – Work to improve the existing amenity area, including the creation of
new changing rooms – €50,000.

Lough MacNean Geopark Community Amenity, Blacklion – Work to upgrade existing amenity area including creation of
new changing rooms – €44,328.

Local TD and Minister of State Frank Feighan welcomed the allocation for projects in Co Leitrim. “I am delighted to see a second allocation of funding under the Clár program for Leitrim, I would like to congratulate the local community groups who work closely with Leitrim Co Council and identify really interesting projects which in some cases can be small but allow communities to contribute ideas to implement and improve their local facilities.

Local FG Cllr Enda McGloin also warmly welcomed the award of the new car park and ‘drop off’ area at St Hugh’s Dowra NS which will allow the management board to demolish an old water tower and shelter and replacing it with a car park and landing stage for school buses. St Hugh’s NS currently has a planning application with Leitrim Co Council to develop this project.

“I am delighted that this application for funding has been accepted, which I hope will significantly improve school safety around the school campus.

“I have lobbied Minister Heather Humphreys on this project, and I am happy to see the project approved on this occasion, I would also like to thank Minister Frank Feighan who has also been very supportive of me,” concluded Cllr Mc Gloin.

“I am delighted to see a second allocation of funding under the Clár program for Leitrim, I would like to congratulate the local community groups who work closely with Leitrim Co Council and identify really interesting projects which in some cases can be small but allow communities to contribute ideas to realize and improve their local facilities,” concluded Minister Feighan

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