Four projects within the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District of Cork County Council have been selected for submission to the 2019 CLÁR funding scheme North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed. The Clár Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in conjunction with Cork County Council.
Cllr. O’Shea said that Kanturk, Lyre and Millstreet Playgrounds have all been selected for CLÁR funding, as has Lyre & Knocknagree for electronic speed reflector safety signs and road markings.
CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The programme is part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.
Cllr. O’Shea commented: “It is very welcome news for the communities in Kanturk, Lyre, Millstreet and Knocknagree, and I commend those involved in the application process. In the cases of Kanturk, Lyre and Millstreet, playgrounds are a hugely popular and beneficial amenity and I am confident that this year’s CLÁR funding if successful will have a positive impact on the playgrounds in each of these communities.
“In the case of Lyre & Knocknagree, electronic speed reflector safety signs and road markings is something that many in the community will be pleased to see installed on health and safety grounds, so I welcome the decision by Cork County Council to include Lyre & Knocknagree’s project on their list. In total, Cork County Council selected 15 projects across the county for CLÁR funding this year in which I hope all will be successful when announced by Minister Ring over the coming weeks,” he said.