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Tulla to benefit from community paint scheme

TULLA is to get a fresh lick of paint to the value of €10,000 after councillors chose it for an annual funding scheme designed to inject vibrancy into towns and villages in the Killaloe district.

Councillor Pat Hayes formally proposed Tulla, commending the efforts of local groups to keep the town looking well. “This scheme has worked very well in the past,” he said. “It’s particularly welcome in recognition of the efforts of Tulla Tidy Towns. Great efforts have been made by them. We can’t paint the derelict buildings, that would be quite difficult, and that’s an ongoing issue that the council should try to resolve.”

The motion was seconded by Councillor Alan O’Callaghan. “The Community Supports Scheme for Town and Village Paint Works is a great incentive to every town and village to bring back colour,” he said. “It worked to great effect in Kilkishen and it’s ongoing in Quin at the moment. There is a great Tidy Towns committee in Tulla.”

Cathaoirleach of the Killaloe Municipal District, Councillor Joe Cooney noted that all five area members agered that the 2021 scheme should be approved for Tulla. “There is a very active Tidy Towns committee in Tulla. Tulla needs an upgrade, there’s no point denying that. Scariff, Kilkishen, Quin and Killaloe have benefitted previously.”

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Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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