Councillors in Una Voce Mode on Community Support Fund Announcement

A joint statement of welcome for the announcement of the 2020 Community Support Fund allocations came from:  Cllr. Charlie Farrelly (left) with: Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell and Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald along with their Corca Dhuibhne colleagues.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

Cathaoirleach of the Castleisland and Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District, Cllr. Breandán Fitzgerald led his local representatives in a heretofore unheard of blast of political ecumenism in an announcement of great and local importance.

All Together Now

Cllr. Fitzgerald, in conjunction with all members of the eight strong municipal district: Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Cllr Michael O’Shea , Cllr. Seamus Cosaí Fitzgearld, Cllr. Fionán Fitzgerald and Cllr Jackie Healy Rae, welcomed the allocation of funding of over €60,000 to community groups and organisations from the 2020 Kerry County Council Community Support Fund.

Wellbeing of the County

“Kerry County Council appreciates the valuable contribution that communities make to the overall well-being of the county and its citizens.

“In recognition of this, Kerry County Council has developed the Community Support Fund which provides flexible financial support to community groups and local organisations.

“This fund is facilitated through the local property tax, through the decision of the elected council,” according to the joint statement.

Funding Details

Details of the funding allocations for the Castleisland area are as follows:

Castleisland Chamber Alliance – €5,000.

Farranfore Development Association – €2,000.

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival – €2,000.

World Fiddle Day Scartaglin – €1,200.

Castleisland Tidy Towns – €1,000.

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club – €1,000.

Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project – €1,038.

Toureencahill Community Group Ltd. – €1,000

Castleisland St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee – €1,000.

Firies Sports Facility – €800.

Castleisland and District First Responders – €750.

Sliabh Luachra Culture and Heritage Centre, Scartaglin –  €750.

Castleisland Active Retirement Association – €500.

Sliabh Luachra Active Retirement – €500.

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club – €500.

Presentation Castleisland U-15 basketball team – €500.

Castleisland Pitch and Putt Club – €500.

Canine Club – €750; Currow Cycling Club – €500.

Currow Rural Development Association – €900.

Currow / Currans Ladies Football Club – €500.

Brosna Le Cheile – €500.

Con Curtin Music Festival, Brosna – €600.

Knocknagoshel Environmental and Angling Association – €500.

Knocknagoshel Over 55 Social and Women’s Club – €1,500.

Cill Dubh Brownies – €500.

Dan Paddy Andy Festival, Lyreacrompane – €500.

Lyreacrompane Community Development Association – €500.

Ballymacelligott Active Retirement Association – €380.