€226,000 for North Meath Projects


DE_Cllr Sarah ReillyCommunity groups and schools in Meath to benefit from CLÁR funding to enhance safety measures


€226,000 for North Meath Projects

Fine Gael TD for Meath West has welcomed the announcement of funding for community groups and schools in Meath are to benefit from new Government funding through the CLÁR programme.


Minister English said: “The latest round of funding under the Clár Programme is being allocated for safety measures in schools and community groups. €226,000 has been allocated to schools and community groups in North Meath who successfully applied for funding in this round.


‘The funding under this latest round of the Clár Programme will allow for the installation of safety measures such as pedestrian crossings, flashing lights and speed indicators in villages and adjacent to schools and community facilities.  These measures will help to keep not only our children, but all those who live in CLÁR areas, safe which is very welcome.


Cllr Sarah Reilly congratulated the local community groups in North Meath and stated ‘It is a testament to the hard work of the local communities in Kilskyre, Ballinacree, Carnaross, Tierworker, Killallon, Dromone and Ballinlough in attaining this vital strand of funding by Government for improving our local rural communities in North Meath.  I congratulate you and commend you for your commitment to furthering and improving our local communities.


“Our colleague Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, has allocated €4.8 million to 170 projects in rural areas across the country. This builds on the previous funding allocations under Clár; since 2016, the Programme has provided funding to over 1,000 projects in rural areas across the country.


Minister English added that “The Programme forms a significant part of Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Rural Development which was launched in January 2017.


“The Clár programme, which had been closed for new applications by Fianna Fáil in 2009, is hugely important to rural communities. Thanks to our recovering economy, not only have we been able to reopen the Clár Programme, but we are continuing to build on it. I am delighted to hear Minister Ring confirm today that two further rounds of Clár Funding are due this year, allocating funds for Play Areas and First Response Supports. Details of these allocations will be announced shortly.


“Through the Clár Programme and other supports under the Action Plan of Rural Development, such as the Rural Recreation programme and the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, Fine Gael will continue working hard to support the economic and social development of communities in rural Ireland.”



OFFICIAL SCHOOL NAME Name of Community Address Project Description CLÁR funding Allocated
Kilskyre National School   Kilskyer installation of digital speed signage €9,000.00
  Ballinacree Community Association Ballinacree Village extenstion of footpath €30,000.00
  St. Kieran’s Well & Castlekieran Graveyard Committee Castlekieran, Carncross, Kells refurbish & repair access points to well €12,240.00
St. Anne’s National School – Maio School   Maio, Tierworker, Kells resurfacing of carparking facilities at school €30,000.00
  Killallon Killallon Village upgrading of footpath €30,000.00
Scoil Mhuire Moylagh – Moylagh School   Mullagh, Dromore, Oldcastle resurfacing of carparking facilities at school €30,000.00
  Dromone & District Development Association Dromone Village, Oldcastle construct new footpath €30,000.00
  Ballinlough GFC Ballinlough resurfacing of carparking facilities at sports facility €30,000.00
  Ballinlough Pride of Place Ballinlough extenstion of footpath €16,200.00
  Killallon Graveyard Community Group Killallon Village provision of public lighting €9,000.00