Every community needs the beating heart of a community centre. The Community Centre project is seeking to return the Community Centre to its former glory so it will continue to be a focal point of the community for generations to come.
In order to progress our goal of upgrading and developing the Parochial Hall/ Community Centre, the Urlingford Town Team in partnership with Urlingford Parish/ Diocese of Ossory submitted an application for grant aid under the 2022 call for the CCIF- Community Centre Investment Fund- administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Our application was successful and last December, we were awarded €300,000 to carry out Phase 1 of the refurbishment.
Work is currently underway to carry out refurbishments to the Parish Hall/Community Centre, which the Town Team and Parish have identified as essential to make the Parish Hall/Community Centre fit for purpose. These include
essential maintenance works, repairs to roof,
works to improve communal facilities such as kitchen and toilet facilities
energy retrofitting, new windows / doors / heating systems
upgrades to lighting systems and stage areas
works to improve disability access
improvements to assist in providing additional or better services to the community such as Meals for the elderly and youth facilities
works to develop Community Centres as Social Hubs through the development of Community Cinemas, and Youth Hubs
Our overall ambition is that Urlingford will have a multipurpose community centre that will support the whole community.
More details on getting involved in our efforts to refurbish the Parochial Hall/Community Hall can be found here...
We need your support
We are currently pursuing a number of fund-raising options including: holding a number of dedicated fundraising events, securing in kind contributions, seeking contributions from the local business community, as well as from our diaspora.