CLÁR Funding For North Clare Primary School Welcomed By Minster Of State Killeen

From: Dunphy Public Relations/Tony Killeen
Published: Tue Apr 15 2008

The Carron school received EUR7,500, which will enable a total value of works amounting to over EUR14,300 to be carried out.

Commenting on the CLÁR Primary School Outdoor Play Facilities Enhancement Scheme, Minister Killeen said, "This scheme has been very successful so far, with hundreds of primary school children in Clare now benefiting from the new equipment and improved facilities. We all know that good play facilities in schools are absolutely necessary, so I am delighted that the schoolchildren of St Cronan’s National School Carron are going to benefit from this scheme."

"The CLÁR Primary School Outdoor Play Facilities Enhancement Scheme is a jointly funded scheme aimed at improving outdoor play facilities in small rural primary schools in CLÁR areas. The type of projects being funded cover grassing/tarmacadam of play areas, the supply of goal posts, nets, basketball hoops and other recreational facilities for outdoor play areas", explained Minister Killeen.

He noted that numerous primary schools across Clare have received funding under the scheme over the past year, including Ballyea, Cloonanaha, Clondegad, Drumdigus, Connolly, Dangan, Knockerra, Doonbeg and Baltard.

Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, today approved funding for a further 19 schools nationwide, totalling EUR138k.

This brings the total funding approved under this measure to over EUR5.5m, with 828 schools being assisted since 2004.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government and Communication Energy and Natural Resources with special responsibility for Environment and Energy, is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
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