Five Clare primary schools are to receive a total of €207,130 for playgrounds under the second phase of 2018 CLÁR funding,

Doolin National School is to receive €44, 980.32 for the provision of a play area that will include school-safety surfaces, fencing and suitable equipment, while Dromindoora National School has been allocated €49,636 for an astro-turf pitch with perimeter safety fencing.

Labasheeda National School will receive €43,090 to replace the existing surfaces with new tarmac and develop junior play area with wet pour soft surface, and Rineen National School is to get €45,000 for an all weather all sport surface. Coore National School has been allocated €24,697 for resurface tarmac, with all weather play surface and playground furniture.”

Since 2016, the CLÁR Programme has provided funding to over 1,100 projects under various measures, including funding for 265 play and multi-use games area projects around the country.

Fine Gael TD, Pat Breen feels these works are an example of the good that arises when communities work together. “Communities throughout Clare have fundraised and worked with Clare County Council to put forward these projects for funding and this cooperation is to be acknowledged and welcomed. These projects are excellent examples of what can be done when everyone works together – resulting in new and improved recreational resources for children and communities in rural areas in Clare.”

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