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Community Centre

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.

The Project

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.

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