Local communities and clubs around Nenagh receive Tipperary County Council capital grants

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Local communities and clubs receive Tipperary County Council capital grants

A total of 21 projects in the Nenagh Municipal District Council area have been approved for grants under Tipperary County Council's Capital Grants for Community Facilities and Amenities Scheme.

The highest grant of €34,000 went to CLG Burgess and Kilcolman Community Recreation and Development Society Ltd for a 3G astro turf activity and fencing.

The next highest was €33,000 granted to Kilruane McaDonaghGAA Club for an all-weather facility.

Among the other GAA clubs to get funding are Ballina, €29,000, for pitch drainage; Kiladangan, €27,500, for and indoor sports facility and community hall; Silvermines, €24,000 for an indoor training area; Borrisokane, €22,300, for access roadway surfacing.

Other sports clubs and facilities to receive grants, include:

Lahorna Handball Club, €30,000 to upgrade toilet / dressing room facilities

Ballinderry Sports Field Committee, €20,000, for renovation works to the complex

Nenagh Olympic AC, €18,800, for an extension of car park with disabled spaces / lighting

Nenagh AFC, €18,700 for car parking development

Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club, €16,200, to resurface tennis courts.

A number of community development associations are also included on the list, with Kilbarron Hall committee getting €21,000 for renovations to the hall

Carrig and Riverstown Development Association, €13,000 for disabled toilets

Terryglass Community Hall, €10,000 to upgrade heating and insulation

Toomevara Community Development Association, €10,000 for enhancement works on the fair green

Birdhill Community Recreation Association, €15,500, for pitch development

Nenagh Choral Society, €17,900, for work on the Scouts Hall

North Tipperary Genealogy and Heritage Services, €16,300, for gatehouse roof repairs

North Tipperary Community Services, €10,000, for heating upgrade

Thomas MacDonagh Museum, €10,000, for the development of the museum.

Under the festival and events scheme, the following are to receive funding:

Cloughjordan Circus Club, €2,000

Ballina St Patrick's Day parade, €1,000

Lough Derg Horse and Pony Racing Festival, Ballingarry, €2,500

Spleodar festival, €3,000.