Sunday 16 June 2019

€160,000 funding for amenities

A total of €160,000 will be provided to disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas in Cork County through the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme.

Examples of eligible capital expenditure under the Programme include: youth clubs or facilities; sports/recreation facilities; development and improvements to community centres and common areas; once-off maintenance of premises; upgrades to community amenities/equipment; and energy efficiency-based projects. 

According to Cllr. O'Shea he said: "This Programme proved to be very successful last year and provided much-needed funding to our local communities to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas."

He said that some of the funding is ring-fenced for smaller projects, from lawnmowers and IT equipment to minor renovations in buildings. It also provides funding for larger projects and is an important programme for supporting valuable work by Cork communities. 

"Fine Gael is committed to ensuring that rural Ireland is supported so that it can achieve its full potential across a range of areas and this funding is an example of that commitment. I would encourage communities to make applications and I will be happy to assist in the application process," he said.

Applications can be made online at The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday, 28th June 2019.

Dawn chorus walk

The Castlemagner annual dawn chorus walk will take place on this Saturday, 25th May.

It will begin at 4:30am in Castlemagner village and will incorporate the scenic views of Castlemagner Castle and Glen, skirting Ballyhass Lakes and the surrounding countryside - approx. three miles, led by ornithologist and bird watch expert Vivian O'Gorman. Adults €10, children €5. Full Irish barbecued breakfast served afterwards.

More info at: 086 8521808.