A bit of good news came the way of voluntary groups throughout the county this week with the announcement of grants under the Community Support Fund.
Castleisland Tidy Towns
Castleisland Tidy Towns, Castleisland Town Park Committee and the Castleisland based Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival were all grant recipients.
Castleisland Tidy Towns received €1,500 to replace its lawnmower and strimmers and to purchase a leaf blower.
Castleisland Town Park Committee
Castleisland Town Park Committee got €6,000 and is also to purchase a leaf blower, set trees and plants, maintain and create seating.
Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival
The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival received €3,235.60 and has plans to hold a ‘composers concert’ on the Sunday night of the October bank holiday weekend.
New tunes will be presented for the first time at the concert.
Funding will also be used to host a concert featuring a leading group during that weekend.
Currow Tidy Towns
Currow Tidy Town group got a total of €900 for its projects and amenities
Farranfore Development Association
Farranfore Development Association also got a boost from the announcement in that it got €2,500 for its Tidy Towns and Amanity Projects.
Included in this work is: new planting and setting of plants and shrubbery. Improving local biodiversity.
Landscaping work in Farranfore village. Replacing existing street furniture and plant pots. Purchase of Christmas tree, its delivery and erection, maintenance, removal and storage of village Christmas lights.
Kielduff Community Centre
Kielduff Community Co-Operative Society Ltd / Kielduff Community Centre will get grants totalling E2,500 for the purchase of two covered picnic tables and three or more large benches to put into community field close to the walking track on which work is currently underway.
Lyreacrompane Heritage Group
Lyreacrompane Heritage Group has been granted E3,000 for Tourism Festival Events.
To procure a heritage sign and undertake ground works to erect the sign at the site of the former police barracks, which will carry an image of the barracks along with a brief history.
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