Over €563,000 awarded to 13 local projects under the CLÁR Programme

Aug 30, 2021 13:27 By News Northern Sound
Over €563,000 awarded to 13 local projects under the CLÁR Programme
Minister Heather Humphreys in Mullan Village, when she announced Clár funding for the village, with members of the Mullan Tidy Towns, (L-R) Fausto Lavery, Mike Treanor, Minister Heather Humhreys and Niall McCarron.
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Seven projects across Cava and six in Monaghan benefit from the funding.

More than €563,000 has been awarded to 13 projects across the Northern Sound region under the CLÁR Programme.

The Department of Rural and Community Development Programme is described as a part of the Government's five-year strategy to revitalise rural towns and villages.

The CLÁR programme supports safety infrastructure projects and funds outdoor recreation facilities, including the development of new and enhanced community spaces and playgrounds.


€563,176 is headed to the Northern Sound region, with seven projects in Cavan and six in Co Monaghan benefitting from the funding.

Stand out projects in Cavan includes €50,000 which will help Kingscourt community centre upgrade its playground.

The same amount is headed to Killeshandra to provide upgrades and safety improvements to its community playground.


In Monaghan, Mullan village is one of the big winners and will also receive €50,000 to develop a community play area, while Drumhowan Community Centre gets the same funding for a recreation area and sensory garden.

Rural and Community Development Minister, Heather Humphreys, says there was a particular focus on young people:


A full breakdown of the funding can be found below:

Measure 1 of the Programme improves safety infrastructure such as footpaths, public lighting, traffic calming measures and car parking facilities. This measure also continues to support projects that help adapt the environs of schools and community facilities to help meet challenges arising from the pandemic.

Measure 2 funds outdoor community recreation facilities, including the development of new and enhanced community spaces, such as playgrounds and Multi Use Games Areas.


Cavan total: €314,499

Kingscourt Community Centre Sports Club: Upgrade works of the existing playground. €50,000.00. Measure 2.

Killinkere NS: Safe set down area. €44,966.43. Measure 1.


Killeshandra Community Playground: Upgrade and improve safety works at playground to include resurfacing fencing and ancillary works. €50,000.00. Measure 2.

Crosskeys National School: Project to provide safer child friendly fencing, drainage and resurface works in the MUGA Area for the entire community. €49,494.06. Measure 2

Kilmount Community Facility: Resurface Carpark at Kilmount Community Facility. €30,000.00. Measure 1.

St Brigids NS Redhills: To create a natural play and bioversity space for the community of Redhills. €45,000.00. Measure 2.

St Felims NS: Upgrade an existing area of playground at school €45,039.15. Measure 2.


Monaghan total: €248,677

Drumhowan Community Centre: Drumhowan outdoor recreation area and sensory garden. €50,000.00. Measure 2.

Clones Town FC: Provide a turning space, lighting and parking measures at the carpark. €48,539.56. Measure 1.

Aughnamullen Community Centre: Upgrade of carpark at Aughnamullen Community Centre. Addition of footpaths, planters and LED lighting. €50,000.00. Measure 1.

Mullyash Day Care Centre: Construction of a new carpark to include laying of concrete, drainage works and all other ancillary works required. Installing line markings for parking spaces and drop off zones. €19,919.70. Measure 1.

St Enda's NS Scotshouse Clones Co Monaghan Provision of safe car parking at St Enda's NS. €30,217.50. Measure 1.

Mullan Tidy Towns and Community Development: Development of a community play area within Mullan Village €50,000.00. Measure 2.

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