€84,375 allocated to Clare Communities under the Public Area Enhancement Scheme

May 17th, 2014 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen T.D. has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan T.D. that €84,375 has been allocated to Communities across Clare under the Public Area Enhancement Scheme.

The purpose of the scheme is to allow local authorities, in cooperation with community groups, to undertake public area enhancement work before and during the busy tourist season.

Works to be carried out include the development of amenity and picnic areas, outdoor fitness equipment, stone work and development of walking routes.

I am very pleased that Communities across are set to benefit under the Scheme and that the important work of Tidy Towns Committees is being supported. Tidy Town’s volunteers are the unsung heroes and heroines in our towns and villages and they are doing a huge amount of work improving the environment in their own areas and I wish them well with their work over the summer.


Kilkishen Development Ltd Development of Castle Bog Walk 3,750

Iniscealtra Mountshannon Public park Upgrade 2,250
Mountshannon Community Council Outdoor Fitness equipment 2,250
Kildysart Tidy towns Picnic area, shrubbery, seating 1,500
Clarecastle Famine memorail and wildlife areas 4,125
Bridgetown Tidy towns Information boards and repair to green area 1,500
O’Callaghan’s Mill Seating and picnic area 1,500
Ennistymon Tidy Towns Riverside walk 1,500
Sixmilebridge Development Association – Tidy Towns Walking route, tree pruning and tree protection 4,500
Newmarket on fergus Tidy towns Develop the fairgree 4,500
Kilrush Tidy Towns Upgrade Place de Plouzane 3,000
Barefield Tidy Village Development of unsightly area on approach to village 1,500
Ennis Tidy Towns Development of Amenity Area 3,000
Tuamgraney Development Association Improvement works to approach road from Bodyke 3,750
Feakle Tidy towns Well area development 1,500
O’Briensbridge Community Group Heritage garden, picnic benches and heritage walk 2,250
Mullagh tidy Village Flag stone and rock display 375
Kilfenora St Fachtna’s well development 1,500
Ballynacally Wall repair and picnic benches 1,500
Lissycasey Lighting to cascades 3,000
Killimer Improving open space in core of village 4,500
Ruan Amenity walk 2,250
Milltown malbay Urban space and square development 4,500
Corofin General improvement and heritage trail 1,500
Kilmihil Flower beds, footpath repair, slipway and sculpture 1,125
Whitegate Road signage, flowerbeds and general amenity works 1,500
Lisdoonvarna Victorian Spa Wells upgrade 4,500
Bunratty Signage, flowerpots, tree planting 1,500
Kilkee Percy French Green development 4,125
Scariff Riverside park improvement 4,500
Shannon enhancement of approach roads 4,500
Connolly tidy towns improvement works to museum 1,125