The members of the Ballinagree Community Development Company are this week busy planning the establishment of their very own community playground after receiving funding of just over €65,000 from the South Cork Local Action Group (LAG) through its implementing partner IRD Duhallow. The funding is provided as part of the Leader Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.
Welcoming the funding, Fine Gael councillor John Paul O’ Shea said “this is wonderful news for Ballinagree and for the community it serves. Ballinagree has grown considerably in recent years with a significant number of young families choosing to live in the area. The creation of a community playground will enhance the community life of the village and will also help to address the current identified needs of the area”.
Cllr. O’Shea added “the new playground will provide another key focal point within the village for families to enjoy and integrate within their community. The people of Ballinagreee have responded well over the years to the many new developments within the village and I am sure they will now embrace this new community playground also and strive to make their village a nice, enjoyable and positive place to live”.