€100,000 has been approved for the refurbishment of Kiltyclogher community centre

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€100,000 has been approved for the refurbishment of Kiltyclogher community centre

Kiltyclogher welcomes capital funding for community centre

Almost €100,000 has been approved for the refurbishment of Kiltyclogher Community Centre under the Peace IV Shared Space and Services Programme. This capital initiative is funded by the EU's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

Funding for the refurbishments of the Community Centre was granted to enhance the community space and deepen the Cross Community Partnership between the two border communities in Kiltyclogher and Cashel. Projects within the Peace IV Shared Space and Services theme aim to create a more cohesive society through new shared civic spaces. The funding focuses on promoting reconciliation, understanding of diversity and good relations throughout the county.

Following a series of public consultations in 2017, Kiltyclogher was identified as a suitable location for enhancing and upgrading a Shared Civic Space which will promote social inclusion and good relations within the area. The refurbishment of Kiltyclogher Community Centre is one of three capital projects in Leitrim under the Peace IV Shared Space and Services theme.

The Special EU Programmes Body has approved a total of €650,000 for Shared Spaces and Services in the county under the Peace IV Programme. The entire PEACE IV programme has secured around €1.8 million in funding for projects throughout the County across three key themes; Building Positive Relations, Children and Young People and Shared Space and Services.

The tender process was completed late in 2018 and TH Contractors Ltd were successful in their bid for the contract. Building works commenced in January and are now well underway.

The works include installation of a new commercial kitchen, refurbishment to the main hall, stage area, green room, and upgrades to the disabled toilets making the Community Centre better fit for purpose. Kate McCarthy, Development Worker with Leitrim Development Company will run a series of cross community & cross border activities at the Centre once the building works are completed.

Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council Sean McGowan has welcomed the funding and acknowledged the work of the Leitrim County PEACE IV Partnership on their work in bringing the Shared Spaces project to this stage. ‘The refurbishment of Kiltyclogher Community Centre will be a welcomed boost to Centre and to the people of Kiltyclogher, Cashel and the surrounding areas. I want to thank the Special EU Programmes Body and Leitrim County Council for investing in this project.’


For more information on the project please contact the PEACE IV Office on 071 9620005 or email peace@leitrimcoco.ie.