Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the launch of a new development of social housing at Cuan Barra, Kilmore, Ballingeary by the housing body Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire
The development comprises of three houses providing long-term accommodation for older people. Cork County Council is the sanctioning authority for the project and assisted in securing funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and supporting its development through the Capital Assistance Scheme.
“This development will enable more elderly people to remain in their communities, something that is vital to rural Ireland. This is a high-quality development and I welcome the partnership between Cork County Council and the Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire
Speaking at the launch, Donal McManus, CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing, said: “This is a concrete example of the successful partnership that has been fostered between Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoi
“These additional low energy and age-friendly bungalows, alongside the existing campus facilities and services cater for the needs of both the local residents as well as the wider community, and they really are the lynchpin around which the resilient community of Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
The new development was constructed by Droumleigh Construction Bantry following the turning of the sod in January 2018 and completed within budget before the end of the year. The newly completed houses bring the total to six units providing long term accommodation within the Cuan Barra complex.
Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire Teo is a non-profit organisation