Over €25,000 awarded to programmes in the Shannonside region

Over €25,000 euro has been awarded to programmes in the Shannonside region which try to keep older people active in their communities.

In Leitrim, 27 groups will receive a total of €8,420 to fund physical activity for older people as part of the Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Programme.

25 Roscommon groups will receive a total of €7,745 and 31 Longford groups will receive a total of €9,390.

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In total, over 1,000 grants have been announced nationwide in a scheme that is worth a total of €300,000 to fund activities.