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Call for new community centre in Carrick on Shannon

Jul 29, 2021 13:07 By Shannonside News
Call for new community centre in Carrick on Shannon Call for new community centre in Carrick on Shannon
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The town currently does not have a centre for local organisations to meet or hold events.

A local Active Age group is urging authorities to work together to provide a community centre for Carrick On Shannon.

Carrick Active Age along with other community organisations had been meeting at The Hall attached to St. Mary's National School.

The Hall has since been reclaimed as a classroom by the school, leaving many groups without a base to meet.

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Carrick On Shannon Active Age group have called for the provision of a local community centre that could host local organisations.

Treasurer of Carrick Active Age group, Lorraine McNamara, says their in-person services are more needed than ever following the enforced isolation of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show this morning, Lorraine says their weekly meetings were the only social outlet for many of their members:

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