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Over €300k in funding announced for local sport and community projects

Sep 13, 2022 12:09 By News Northern Sound
Over €300k in funding announced for local sport and community projects Over €300k in funding announced for local sport and community projects
Minister Heather Humphreys outside the planned remote working hub in Newbliss.
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'CLÁR really goes to the heart of what Our Rural Future is all about'

Over €356,000 for nine sporting and community projects across Cavan and Monaghan has been announced this morning.

In Monaghan St Tiarnach's National School was awarded €50,000 for an all-weather playing area, fencing, wild garden and footpaths; Clontibret GAA gets €43,130 for the final phase of the carpark; Carrickroe Community Centre has been allocated €44,100 for the provision of a walking track, biodiversity garden with seating, lighting and fencing; Clones Chamber of Commerce has been awarded €45,000 for the re-development of the Clones farmyard yard; and Ballybay Youth Centre gets €11,700 for the development of an outdoor area and sensory garden.

Meanwhile, in Cavan, Brackley Lake Geopark Amenity Area has been allocated €50,000 to upgrade the amenity area at the Lough and the provision of new changing facilities; Lough MacNean Geopark Community Amenity gets €44,328 for upgrade works to the existing amenity area at Lough MacNean including creation of new changing facilities; Mullahoran GFC was awarded €45,000 to upgrade the existing carpark; and Ballymachugh GAA/Sheelin Park gets €23,310.63 for an astro turf, carpark lighting and walking and track lighting.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD said €2.75m in funding to support 74 community projects nationwide was being allocated.

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She added how pleased she was that there was a big focus on areas that included all weather pitches, basketball, tennis courts astro-turfs and outdoor pool areas.

The Minister said amenities such as these "make a big difference to the lives of our young people".

"CLÁR really goes to the heart of what Our Rural Future is all about," she continued.

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"It makes our rural towns and villages better places to live, work and raise a family in."

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