Month: November 2017

Limerick County to receive €1,583,629 under the Sports Capital Programme – O’Donovan

Added November 29th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance and Public Expenditure, Patrick O’Donovan TD, has said he is delighted with the news that almost €1.6million is to be invested in the Limerick County Constituency under the Sports Capital Program.

“This is fantastic news for Co. Limerick, for the clubs and organisations, their volunteers and the communities that they’re based in. Local sports organisations are constantly trying to improve their facilities and I know the difficulties that they encounter in trying to raise money. This is particularly difficult in smaller communities with small populations, so being able to deliver this money to the constituency as a Minister is important for me.”

“When I was Minister for Sport I reopened the Sports Capital Programme for applications because I could see the need for investment in our communities. I convinced my Government colleagues that this was needed and I’m delighted now to say that sixty different projects in our area are being funded through this programme.”

Patrick O’Donovan said he understood that not every club got what they had looked for and some were unsuccessful in their efforts; however he said that Minister Brendan Griffin had awarded funds to those clubs whose applications were valid.

He added that as Minister for Sport he had managed to have the scheme put on an annual basis. “This means that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will be able to open applications again for clubs and organisations to seek funding under the scheme in the near future, and as someone who has seen the benefit of the programme as Minister for Sport I certainly will be pushing Government to do that once these allocations have been awarded.”

“This is good news for the towns, villages and parishes across Co. Limerick who will receive this funding. The funding means that construction companies across Limerick will be able to get local contracts in the community, something which I know will be a very positive thing for our rural economy.”

Sports Capital Programme Limerick County Allocations 2017
Project Grant Awarded
Abbeyfeale FC €38,000
Abbeyfeale RFC €33,500
Adare Recreation €55,000
Adare United €23,000
Athea AFC €10,500
Athea GAA €24,000
Aughinish Diving Club €12,000
Bally Rovers FC €6,000
Ballyhourna Development CLG €4,000
Ballylanders GAA €4,500
Blackrock GAA Club €7,000
Broadford United AFC €32,500
Bruff GAA €22,500
Caherline GAA €25,000
Cappagh GAA €9,000
Cappamore GAA €74,500
Carrickerry Sports Association Ltd €19,000
Castletown/Ballyagran GAA €49,500
Crecora Camogie Club €1,000
Crecora GAA €14,000
Croom GAA €64,500
Doon GAA €68,000
Dromin Athlacca GAA €54,000
Effin GAA €11,000
Feenagh / Kilmeedy GAA €10,000
Foynes Yacht Club €16,500
Fr. Caseys GAA €46,500
Galbally RFC €1,000
Garyspillane GAA €30,500
Granagh / Ballingarry GAA €41,000
Granagh / Ballingarry Camogie €3,629
Holycross AFC €29,000
Hospital Handball Club €43,500
Kilfrush Crusaders FC €3,000
Killeedy GAA €68,000
Kilmallock United AFC €36,500
Kilteely Dromkeen GAA €76,000
Knockainey AFC €60,000
Knockane GAA €50,000
Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board (Askeaton) €69,500
Loughill Community Council (ABHA Bhan Parish Park Ltd) €49,500
Newcastle Community Centre €18,000
Newcastle West AFC €18,500
Newcastle West GAA €80,000
Newcastle West Golf Club €8,500
Newcastle West Rovers FC €18,000
Newcastle West (MUGA) €29,000
Patrickswell Community Council €23,000
Rathkeale Boxing Club €2,000
Shanagolden Community Council €5,500
Shountrade Soccer Club €3,000
Springfield Basketball Club €1,500
Ardagh District Recreational & Sporting Company Ltd €7,500
St Senans GAA €40,000
St. Marys Sean Finns €11,000
Team Adare Cycling Club €3,500
West Limerick Sports Complex €18,500
Total €1,583,629

€84,000 in funding for Limerick towns and villages to mark 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns – O’Donovan

Added November 20th, 2017

Limerick TD and Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the news that Towns and villages in Limerick are set to benefit from €84,000 in Government funding to mark 60th anniversary of Tidy Towns.

The funding was announced this week by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD.

This scheme will allow each local committee to apply for a grant of between €1000 and €4000 to support the work they do.

Patrick O’Donovan TD said: “I am delighted to see even more funding going to towns and villages here in Limerick. I have no doubt that the money will be a huge boost to our local communities and will be put to great use.

“This funding is an acknowledgment from our Government of the amazing work that has been done by tidy town’s organisations up and down the county for the last 60 years. These organisations have played in integral role in our local communities for decades now.

“TidyTowns competition inspires a huge amount of voluntary effort in towns and villages across the country. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all those who give up their free time to make our communities better places to live.

“Being a volunteer with TidyTowns allows individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community, whether that passion concerns the built environment, landscaping, sustainable living, and local wildlife or organising a litter collection; there is a place for it in TidyTowns.

This funding for 63 TidyTowns organisations here in Limerick, will not just celebrate the last 60 years, but also help us look towards the future.”

Minister Michael Ring said: “This investment is a further sign of the Government’s commitment to supporting our towns and villages. In October I announced €21.6 million in funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme which will help revitalise over 280 towns and villages across rural Ireland.

“The grant scheme announced today is a once off investment by the Department of Rural and Community Development to mark the 60th anniversary of the TidyTowns competition in 2018 and is additional to the support provided by the Department on an ongoing basis.”




All applicants, who have applied to enter the competition, in any of the past 3 years will be eligible. Pobal will administer the scheme on behalf of the Department and will contact all eligible groups directly over the coming weeks to facilitate the drawdown of the funding.

Under the scheme villages are eligible to receive €1,000; small towns are eligible to receive €2,000, large towns are eligible to receive €3,000; and large urban centres are eligible to receive €4,000.

TidyTown Group  Award
Kilmallock €2,000
Garryspillane €2,000
Kilmeedy €1,000
Kilteely €1,000
Kilfinane €1,000
Abbeyfeale €2,000
Adare €2,000
Ardpatrick €1,000
Askeaton €2,000
Ballyorgan €1,000
Broadford €1,000
Croagh €1,000
Croom €2,000
Feenagh €1,000
Foynes €1,000
Galbally €1,000
Glenbrohane €1,000
Glenosheen €1,000
Glin €1,000
Hospital €2,000
Knocklong €1,000
Mountcollins €1,000
Murroe €2,000
Newcastle West €3,000
Rathkeale €2,000
Templeglantine €1,000
Tournafulla €1,000
Doon €1,000
Dromcollogher €1,000
Athea €1,000
Castleconnell €2,000
Ballyhahill €1,000
Bruff €1,000
Cappamore €1,000
Glenroe €1,000
Kilbehenny €1,000
Knockainey €1,000
Castlemahon €1,000
Caherconlish €2,000
Kildimo €1,000
Oola €1,000
Ballyneety €1,000
Annacotty €2,000
Clarina €1,000
Distillery View Estate €1,000
Anglesborough €1,000
Moyross €2,000
Caherdavin €2,000
Woodlawn €1,000
Elton €1,000
Carew Kincora €2,000
Limerick City Centre €4,000
Delmege Park €1,000
O Malley Keyes Parks €1,000
Weston €1,000
Carabullane €1,000
Rockhill Bruree €1,000
Meadowbrook Corbally €1,000
Gouldavoher €1,000
Weston Gardens €1,000
Kilcornan €1,000
Garrienderk €1,000
Southill €2,000


Limerick Libraries set to benefit from €196,785 funding- O’Donovan

Added November 9th, 2017

Minister of State for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Patrick O’Donovan TD, has welcomed the news that libraries in Limerick are set to benefit from €196,785 in funding.

The funding was announced this week by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD.

Minister O’Donovan said this represents an unprecedented Government investment in our public libraries. The funding will allow for the modernisation of our library service and for the extension of library opening hours.

“This investment package comprises €147,588 from the Department of Rural and Community Development, supplemented by additional funding of €49,197 from Limerick City & County Council. This funding is in addition to significant funding already provided by Minister Ring’s Department for public libraries here this year.”

“Here in Limerick this investment will enable the implementation of our new public library strategy which will be launched early next year and which will be focused on modernising the public library service and enhancing the range and quality of services available to users. This programme of funding demonstrates Fine Gaels continued commitment to the public library service over the coming five-year period of the strategy.”

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