Local children to benefit from €288,731 funding for local safety measures and play areas

I was delighted to be informed that local children will benefit from €288,731 funding for local safety measures and play areas.

The funding is part of the CLÁR programme, which is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development.

Senator O’Reilly  said: “I am delighted to be in a position to announce €288,731 in funding to support schools and communities throughout Cavan to improve public safety around their facilities, as well as funding to develop or improve play areas in rural our communities.

“Darley NS Cootehill, Cooneys Row Cootehill, Resufacing the carpark at Drumlin €22,000

Darley NS , Drumlin House Training Centre, Cooneys Row Cootehill, Resufacing the carpark at Drumlin €20,400

Killyconnon NS, Corraghoe, Stradone, Provision of Car Park facilities and Public Lighting €50,000

Curravagh, Derrylahan, Curravagh, Glangevlin, &  Killdallen, Killdallan NS, Ballyconnell Safety issues at National Schools €22,500

Swanlinbar, Swanlinbar, Trivia House, Furnaceland Swanlinbar, €18,000

St. Michaels NS, St. Michaels NS Cootehill, To extend the car park €29,780

Total €162,680

Measure 2:

Bailieborough, The Model NS, New play area to include Astro Turf pitch and fencing €16,200

Shercock, St. Patrick NS, External works to prevent flooding and create suitable play area €50,000

Cavan Ballinagh, Lacken , Provision of a multi purpose synthetic games area and mulit purpose playground €47,970

Cavan Cootehill, Dernakesh NS, Muadabawn, Cootehill, Play Area €11,881

Total €126,051

. Funding for projects such as these will allow for huge improvements to be made in our local small towns and villages in and around their schools and community facilities.

“It is also important that we provide children in isolated rural areas with places where they can play safely and enjoy their childhood.

“Many of the schools and communities involved have been working and fundraising for a long time to support these projects and I am delighted to be able to provide CLÁR funding in order to facilitate the completion of these very worthwhile works.

“The finished projects will support parents, teachers and their communities to ensure that they have safe and secure environments for their children to learn and play.”

Michael Ring T.D., Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs said: “The initiatives under these measures have come from the communities themselves in cooperation with their local authorities and are a great example of the work that can be done when communities and local authorities work together.”

The funding announced for these CLÁR projects follows on recent announcements of funding totalling almost €2 million under separate measures of the CLÁR programme which support targeted community infrastructure and voluntary emergency first responders.


Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website