Shannonside sports and community clubs share in €600k funding boost

Sep 13, 2022 13:30 By Shannonside News
Shannonside sports and community clubs share in €600k funding boost
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Longford enjoyed the largest tranche of funding.

Over six hundred thousand euro in funding has been allocated for community projects across the Shannonside region.

The CLAR funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development is designed to develop and upgrade community facilities in rural areas.

€625,071 in funding has been approved for 16 local projects.


Longford received the highest allocation of funds under the CLAR programme locally, with €236,832 to be split between seven projects.

This includes almost €50,000 for groundworks at St. Mary's National School in Newtowncashel, €45,000 for an outdoor area at the Bridgeways Family Resource Centre and over €37,000 for the Latin School Community Centre.

Another five projects in Leitrim are to share €213,671 including a €44,000 allocation to Carrigallen Parish Council and almost €43,000 for upgrade works at the Bee Park Field car park.


€174,568 has been awarded to Roscommon projects, with Ballagh Community Hub receiving the maximum award of €50,000 for works to the parochial house.

Other projects receiving to receive funding in the county include Bealach Nua, Ballaghaderreen and Ballinameen GAA clubs.

The awards are part of a national fund of over 7 million euro and Minister for Rural Community Development Heather Humphreys commend the work of all the successful applicants.



Leitrim Bee Park Field Committee Upgrade of the car park at the Bee Park Field. €42,804.00

Leitrim Drumkeeran Tidy Towns Community Group The project proposes to extend and resurface the carpark and add a tourism viewing area attached to the car park. €46,080.00


Leitrim Carrigallen Parish Council Complete the carpark adjacent to the Community Centre and the Corn Mill Theatre on Main Street, Carrigallen. €44,997.30

Leitrim St. Hugh's NS Demolition of an obsolete water tower and shelter to be replaced by a car park. €29,790.00

Leitrim The Organic Centre Develop a Maze and a cinema air screen. €50,000.00



Longford St. Mary's National School, Newtowncashel MUGA and fencing of same on school grounds. €49,966.73

Longford Bridgeways Family Resource Centre Outdoor recreation area for Teens - outdoor pool table, seating, cross fitness gym, demountable cover. €45,000.00

Longford Latin School Community Centre Civic amenity area, landscaping, parish map. €37,278.36

Longford St. Brigid's GAA Killashee Car park works/safety railings to entrance/fence gas tank/bee garden & bee boxes. €45,436.50

Longford St. Mary's Community Campus Replace fire doors, repair emergency exit doors and replace a large side door. Convert a storage room into a multi-purpose accessible room. €15,413.40

Longford Mullinalaghta Community Development Replacement of wooden fence and gates. €9,699.30

Longford Mostrim GAA Pitch flood lights - energy efficiency upgrade €34,038.18


Roscommon Ballaghaderreen GAA Club Creation of emergency vehicle access, disabled parking, viewing area and planting of hedging.







  Disability access to Ballinameen GAA grounds and construct disabled toilet. €34,730.00
Ballinameen GAA Club


Bealach Nua Rebuilding of wall at Bealach Nua
and tarmac area around building.




Roscommon Ballagh Community Hub Install new heating system, rewiring, insulation of external walls and attic; repair roof, internal plastering at old parochial house. €50,000.00


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