Funding for new Children’s Playground in Dowra under CLÁR Programme

Fianna Fáil Councillor John Paul Feeley has warmly welcomed the allocation of €19,200 under the CLÁR program for the provision of a new children’s playground in Dowra Village. The allocation under the Action Plan for Rural Development will require an additional allocation from Cavan County councillor €4,800 in order to fund the overall project of €24,000. ‘Over recent years I have continued to highlight the need to provide a children’s playground in the Dowra adjacent to the very successful childcare facility which has operated for many years in Dowra Resource Centre. This will be a welcome addition for the children who use this facility on a daily basis but also for other children in the locality who will be able to access a top-quality playground in their community.’ ‘It is widely recognised that outdoor activity and exercise are vital for healthy living particularly for our children. This allocation will allow Cavan County Council to proceed to provide this much needed facility in a village. ‘ ‘It will further enhance the existing resource centre and the activity area which already has provision for soccer and basketball.’ ‘I look forward to working with the officials from Cavan County Council and the local community as we proceed to design the playground and see the project go to tender in the near future.’ ENDS Contact: (087) 6989304 John Paul Feeley County Councillor, Stranamorth, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Mob. (087) 6989304 Home (071)9853125