€80,000 boost to re­pair roof of Col­lon church

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By HUBERT MUR­PHY

A NUM­BER of lo­cal ar­eas are to ben­e­fit from the al­lo­ca­tion of funds from the Town and Vil­lage Re­newal Scheme, which has handed out over €21m to com­mu­ni­ties in 2018.

The Scheme fo­cuses on projects which can help to enhance ru­ral towns and vil­lages, with a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on stim­u­lat­ing eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

One of the big­gest win­ners was Col­lon Church of Ire­land which is to re­ceive €80,000 to re-slate the roof.

The roof has been in a bad state of re­pair for some time and there are fears that the his­toric ceil­ing of the build­ing will col­lapse un­less works are car­ried out.

‘It’s great news for the peo­ple who are work­ing so hard to save the church,’ lo­cal coun­cil­lor Dolores Minogue stated. She put them for­ward for fund­ing for the pro­ject and is de­lighted with the out­come.

There was also good news for Donore with €77,600 se­cured to fit out the com­mu­nity cen­tre. Lo­cal coun­cil­lor Paddy Meade said the fund­ing was richly de­served as the com­mu­nity had come to­gether to pro­vide an in­valu­able ad­di­tion for peo­ple of all ages for the fu­ture.

Cllr Stephen McKee also ex­pressed his de­light with the news. ‘I am de­lighted to have helped St.Mary’s GFC se­cure their place as one of 12 ap­pli­ca­tions from County Meath that went for­ward for fund­ing. I would like to play trib­ute to the tremen­dous work be­ing done at the Club.’

Suc­cess also for An­na­gas­san, se­cur­ing €100,000, Bal­tray €42,400 for a view­ing plat­form on the prom­e­nade, Field­stown/Monaster­boice, €60,000 for two sculp­tures, Grange­bellew, €76,000 for vil­lage en­hance­ment, Ter­mon­feckin, €100,000 for the vil­lage, with Nob­ber awarded €88,000 for a town walk­way.

Col­lon Church of Ire­land

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