Currow Rural Development Group Holding A Scrap Saturday Fundraiser

Scrap Saturday: Members of the new Currow Rural Development Group are organising a Scrap Metal Collection as a fundraiser. Pictured are: Damien Boyle, joint chairperson; Eleanor Hiley, assistant secretary; Peter O’Connor, vice chairperson and Bernadette O’Neill, joint chairperson.

Currow Rural Development Group will hold a Scrap Metal Collection day on Saturday, October 30th 2021 from 9am to 3pm at the Creamery Yard in Currow Village to fundraiser for the ongoing work of the group. 

The group’s work involves maintaining and improving common areas in the village for the benefit of all of the community.

The group has a long standing history of work in the village with excellent projects completed over the last twenty years.

Extra Tidy Towns Points

The grotto area at the top of the village, the restoration of the lime kiln in Dromroe, at Lisheenbawn cross, having access paths built around the village, as well as work to the beautiful floral and shrubbed areas throughout the village have led to extra points in the Tidy Towns competitions over the years.

The group took on a lease on the Wildlife Park in the village over twenty years ago and did superb work in creating a fantastic lakeside amenity for the community.

New Committee Elected

A new committee was recently elected at the group’s AGM including: Damien Boyle and Bernadette O’Neill, joint chairpersons; Peter O’Connor, vice chairperson; Elaine Mulvihill, secretary; Eleanor Hiley, assistant secretary and Damien Barry, treasurer.

“The new officers hope to carry on the work of their predecessors and further improve and enhance our beautiful village,” according to the bulletin from the new group.

Lease of the Lake

“The main work that the new committee will focus on is to include the renewing the lease of the lake and putting a management plan in place by seeking expert advice from ecologists.

“The plan will then be carried out in stages. The group is engaged with local councillors to look at extensions of the footpaths into the village. 

“Significant work, community input and financial resources will be needed to see all of this and other projects through.

Facebook Page for New Members

The group has set up a Facebook page for new members and have initiated a fortnightly village clean up.

“Anyone wishing to join can contact Damien Boyle on 087 7957988.

The group is also hosting a course run by Transition Kerry ‘TK Biodiversity & Climate Community Leadership Programme.

Scrap Metal Collection

“It is starting on November 12th. 2021. For further details contact Mary Kiernan at:  Please mark the email for the attention of Mary Kiernan.

The scrap metal collection will be the first fundraising drive by the group and we are inviting people to drop any unwanted scrap metal to the drop off location at the Creamery Yard on Saturday. October 30th All support will be greatly appreciated.

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