Cordal Community Council Aims to Encourage Local Development

Members of Cordal Community Council pictured with one of the restored stones. That’s Domo Ó Ciardubháin in front with: Micheál Ó Ciardubháin, Pat McElligott, Noreen and Niamh O’Donoghue, Nora Fealey and Bríd Wrenn. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The stones and name-plates before the restoration work began in Cordal. Photograph: Pat McElligott.

As it prepares for its annual general meeting on September 13th, Cordal Community Council has publicly acknowledged the funding it received from Kerry County Council in February of this year and proudly displays what it achieved with that injection of cash and encouragement.

“The funding received was to help to restore and enhance the three limestone rocks that welcome residents and visitors alike to the village of Cordal,” said spokesperson, Noreen O’Donoghue.

Community Support Fund

“Thanks to the Community Support Fund 2019 the committee was able to to proceed with work over the last few months,” said Noreen.

“The name bearing stones had become very neglected since they were put in place 15 years ago.

The stones were professionally cleaned and restored and the lettering repainted by Castleisland firm, O’Connor Memorials.

Professional Touch Added

“To highlight and draw attention to the signage, local men, Domo and Niall Ó Ciardubháin added their combined professional touch with the addition of low maintenance bedding plants and flowers and solid kerbs which blend in well with the local environment.

“The Kerry County Council funding is the only grant aid we have received at present.

Hoping for Positive News

We are hoping for some positive news later this year in relation to securing funding to lay a much needed footpath from Cordal Church to Tobar na bFionn Cemetery.

“Our annual general meeting has been set for September 13th at 7:30pm at Cordal Community Centre and we hope to have a large attendance.

“We also hope to encourage development in the Cordal area which will be to the benefit of the entire community here,” Noreen concluded.