Charlie Farrelly is the only elected area representative on the Kerry County Council’s Local Action Group (LAG) – the approval body for the Leader funding programme.
As such he has welcomed and made us aware of two broad brush strokes of good news for the Castleisland area.
Floodlighting and Fencing Funds
“I would like to welcome the announcement of the Leader grant of €91,765.87 which has been awarded to Castleisland AFC for its floodlighting and fencing projects. This is brilliant news not only for the club but for the greater community,” said Charlie.
And, little more than a week after they received, probably, their most satisfying Tidy Towns report to date, there was some more good news for Castleisland Tidy Towns Committee.
Outdoor Exercise Equipment
“I’m delighted that the committee got the news that it was being granted €9,000 towards the provision of outdoor gym/exercise equipment,” said Mr. Farrelly.
This equipment is aimed mainly at the elderly population of the area and is now a feature of many public parks and playgrounds throughout the county.
The grants have been awarded under the Community Enhancement Programme by Kerry County Council Community Development Committee.
If you get a familiar feel or whiff of a political announcement from Charlie Farrelly’s good newsy items – you’re on the ball.
As one of the most active local volunteers in an area blessed in that regard, Mr. Farrelly is indefatigable, inexhaustible with the persistence of fox terrier while on the scent of project advancement and its associated funding.
And you’re also right if you think he’s flinging his hat in the ring as one of the area candidates in next May’s local election.
More About Council Development Groups
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