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Obair’s Meals on Wheels service granted over €90,000 in funding

A CLARE community organisation which has played a vital role in helping the elderly and vulnerable during Covid-19 has been awarded over €90,000 in funding. Obair in Newmarket-on-Fergus will be using the funds to help the South Clare Meals on Wheels service move to a new purpose built state-of-the-art kitchen. The organisation have been granted a total of €91,800 under tranche one of the Covid-19 Stability Fund for community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. Siobhan O Driscoll, Youth and Community Development Officer at Obair explains the meals on wheels service is currently operating from the community cafe Cafe Fergus, however these facilities are “not suitable” for their needs. Since Covid production from the kitchens has tripled, going from delivering 12,000 meals in 2017 to a projection of 80,000 for 2020. They plan to move to a purpose built kitchen at the €1.4million New Tradaree Social Enterprise centre, with the new facilities able to deliver 250,000 meals a year. …

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€39,000 to upgrade recreational walks

Some €39,000 has been allocated by the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring to Coillte for the development of new recreational facilities and the maintenance and promotion of existing recreational infrastructures in Clare. The money is to be spent on the maintenance of current walks and trails and is Clare’s allocation from a national fund of €1.3million. The works will facilitate the repair to signage and the barrier at Cahermurphy; the upgrade of the trails, maintenance of seats, new signage and vegetation control in Cratloe and general vegetation control in Doon. Funding will also go towards the general control of vegetation at the access of the East Clare Way at Knocknageeha, general vegetation control around the picnic area and the replacement of the barrier at Gragans Wood; the upgrade of the trails and vegetation control in Kilrush; and the upkeep of trails, new signage and general vegetation control at Moylussa, Ballycuggaran plus the general maintenance of trails …

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€1.65m sports grants for Clare

A total of 25 sports groups and organisations across Clare will benefit from grants ranging from €200,000 to €1,200, announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.  The countywide allocation under the Sports Capital Programme 2015  is €1.65 million. Clare funding recipients include: Clare County Council – Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park Lees Road (€200,000) Clare Camogie (€180,792) O’Callaghan’s Mills GAA Club (€114,000) Bridge United AFC €110,000 Tulla Athletic Club €110,000 Lahinch Sportsfield Committee €106,000 Ennistymon GAA Club €106,000 Scariff GAA Park Committee €105,000 Cullaun Sailing Club Ltd €105,000 Clare Co Council – Active Ennis Leisure Complex €100,000 Banner GAA Club Ennis €85,000 Shannon Gaels GAA Club €62,000 Shannon Leisure Centre Ltd €56,000 Corofin GAA Club €50,000 Muintir Na Tire Dysart Branch €40,000 Liscannor Community Sportsfield Co. Ltd €27,000 Crusheen G.A.A. Club €22,548 Eire Og Inis €15,000 Ennis RFC €11,000 Ennis Triathlon Club €10,000 Derg AC €10,000 Ennis Boxing Club €8,000 GoTri Racing Triathlon Club €7,000 …

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