Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, has announced sanction for Leitrim Development Company to approve funding of €197,384.15 to Glencar Community Park for the development of a playing pitch and associated works under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
“This project, costing €272,254 in total, will be of immese benefit to the Glencar area. I know it will improve the quaility of life and will strengthen the social and economic fabric for all the area’s inhabitants,” said the Minister.
Deputy Tony McLoughlin welcomed the announcement. “I am thrilled that at last the green light has been given to this application. I want to congratulate the local community on this news and the part played by local Councillor Frank Dolan who has lobbied effectively as both a local representative and a member of the Leitrim Development Company,” stated Deputy McLoughlin.
Senator Michael Comiskey also welcomed the announcement. “I believe the value of this project cannot be overstated as it will allow for the development of a valuable amenity for the community, an amenity which will be of benefit to local clubs and the Glencar population generally. The provision of local amenities, such as this, is very important in sustaining rural communities and strengthening social ties,” he said.
Deputy Michael Colreavy stated“I very much welcome the fact that this funding has been secured, this is great news for the community in Glencar and it is also great news for St Osnet’s GAA club.
“The club, which I believe is active in all age groups from under 12 to senior has for a long time been looking for a pitch and facilities to call their own and this is a very proud day for all belonging to the club.”
The project will now go back to the Board of the Leitrim Development Company for the final approval on the project.