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102 community groups in Kanturk/Mallow Area benefit from Cork County Council Community Funding

102 community groups in Kanturk/Mallow Area benefit from Cork County Council Community Funding

The Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District of Cork County Council has this week awarded over €233,000 to 102 community & voluntary groups throughout the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area as part of its annual contributions scheme.


The contributions have been given to a variety of groups including Tidy Towns Committees, Resident Associations, GAA Clubs, Community Councils, Youth Clubs, Development Associations and many sporting organisations.


Welcoming the allocations, Mayor of the County of Cork who is also a member of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “the commitment of Cork County Council to allocate grants to these deserving communities is indeed a very welcome and positive move. This money will certainly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations in the District who have worked very hard all year long developing and enhancing their amenities”.


The various contributions scheme supports community and voluntary groups who wish to build new or improve their existing facilities in their respective communities. The scheme can also be used for groups to purchase necessary equipment for their community facilities. Cllr. O’ Shea has continued to raise the importance of allocating funding to communities through these schemes since his election to cork County Council.


Some of the communities that will benefit from the 2016 Cork County Council Kanturk/Mallow District Contributions Scheme are as follows:


Community Contract Scheme


  • Buttevant Community Council – Provision of footpath below vets corner to before right hand bend – €10,000
  • Bweeng Development Association – Footpath from Bweeng National School to the Church – €20,000
  • Dromahane Development & Tidy Town Association – Lawnmower Strimmer and Planting – €600
  • Glantane Community Council – Extension to footpath Phase 2 – €20,000
  • Liscarroll Community Council – Build stonewall and footpath to improve and enhance the appearance of the village – €10,000
  • Mallow Tidy Towns – Ongoing maintenance, seasonal planting, special projects, cleanup campaigns – €3,700
  • Twopothouse Development Association – Provision of 500m of footpath from Baltydaniel National School towards Doneraile – €10,000
  • Banteer Tidy Towns – Provision of hanging baskets, flower boxes, pots, flower beds, school garden, planting in graveyard – €600
  • Boherbue Development Association – Footpath from co-operative stores to graveyard – €10,000
  • Kiskeam Development Assoc – Extension to footpath to New Shop Cross – €10,000
  • Kiskeam – Araglen Dev Assoc – Repair & replace all missing bulbs and photocells and lamps for public lighting. Repair and replace broken timbers on footbridge. Fix and paint new shed on site. Grass cutting – €1,000
  • Knocknagree Fairfield Committee – Upkeep lawn/garden – €600
  • Millstreet Tidy Towns – Upkeep and maintenance of area. Planting, signage etc – €1,700
  • Dromina Rural Development – Grass cutting & village maintenance – €600
  • Kanturk & District Comm. Council – Improving appearance of town on entering from Mallow – €1,900
  • Kanturk Graveyard Committee – Provision of new footpath, & upgrade of footpath on left hand side (See amenity application also) – €1,000
  • Lismire Comm. Development Assoc – Upkeep of area signs, flowers, seating – €600
  • Meelin Community Development – Provide 200m of path from village to GAA grounds in Meelin – €10,000
  • Meelin Community Council – Planter boxes, hanging baskets, flower barrels and painting – €600
  • Rockchapel Community Council – Extension to footpath as far as old creamery in Glencarney Rockchapel – €10,000
  • Rockchapel Development Assoc – Planting & renewal of shrubs in village, approach roads & near community buildings for 1916 celebrations – €600


Capital Fund Scheme:


  • Bweeng Community Hall – Re-roof the Community Hall – €7,000
  • Dromahane Community Park Group Works on developing Amenity Park – €10,000
  • Cullen GAA Club – Drainage on playing ground – €5,000
  • Lyre Community Culture Sports & Leisure Association Ltd – Construction of rear store at Lyre Community Hall – €7,000
  • Glenlara GAA Club – Drain the GAA pitch so that the pitch is playable all year round – €5,000
  • Kanturk AFC – Create new playing pitch on adjacent scrubland – €7,000
  • Newmarket CYMS Committee Re-roof the rear of the building and progress new meeting room – €7,000


Amenity Contribution Scheme:


  • Ballyclough Comm Sports & Dev. Committee Installation of lights around existing walkway/running path. €1,500
  • Ballyhass Chidcare Facility Ltd Painting &decoration of facility €300.00
  • Buttevant AFC Ltd Upgrading electrics to make energy effeciant €1,200
  • Buttevant AFC Ltd Upgrade Training Gear €0.00
  • Castlemagner Aosta/Sisir Club Install stair lift in upstairs room in Community Centre €2,000
  • Churchtown Radharc Na Sleibhte Residents Association Maintenance of green areas €300.00
  • Dromahane Tennis Club Leaf Blower €150.00
  • Hazelwood Tennis Club Drainage works to avoid future flooding €300.00
  • Kilbrin GAA Hurling & Football Club “Installation of fitted kitchen in existing clubhouse. Fit timber floor to meeting room.” €800.00
  • Kilbrin Community Council – Renewal of surrounding walls of centre, painting of exterior and re-surfacing carpark – €3,500
  • Kilshanning GAA Club Flooding lighting to main pitch €2,000
  • Liscarroll Athletic Club Equipment for Club €300.00
  • Liscarroll St Marys Ladies Football Equipment for training and replace juvenile goal €500.00
  • Lombardstown Tennis Club Construct all weather court with floodlights €2,000
  • Mallow Aldworth Heights Res Assoc Upkeep and maintenance of estate and associated greens. €300.00
  • Mallow Autism Assistance Dogs Irl Office Equipment €100.00
  • Mallow Comogie Club Equipment €300.00
  • Mallow Castlepark Residents Assoc. – Upkeep and maintenance of estate and associated greens. Also salting in winter €400.00
  • Mallow Clonmore Residents Assoc Upkeep and maintenance of estate and associated greens €300.00
  • Mallow College Wood Residents Assoc Planting of Trees and install tree protectors €300.00
  • Mallow Day Care Centre Up-grading of existing treatment room €100.00
  • Mallow Gouldshill Community Council CCTV Camera on estate for security and general painting €300.00
  • Mallow Gouldshill Cork Young Filmmakers Funding for summer film week €300.00
  • Mallow Irish Red Cross Branch Install closed circuit tv and alarm system in addition to the automation of gates to ensure security €500.00
  • Mallow Inegration Forum International Soccer Tournament €150.00
  • Mallow ITA Taekwondo Club Provison of Training Equipment €300.00
  • Mallow Ladies Football Club Purchase training equipment/sports gear €300.00
  • Mallow Rugby Football Club Pitch in need of remediation at Carohkeel €1,000
  • Mallow Rugby Football Club Pitch in need of remediation at Parkadillane €1,000
  • Mallow Scout Group Camping tents & equipment for members €300.00
  • Mallow Sheltered Care Ltd Supply & fit intercoms/monitoring cameras to 23 houses €100.00
  • Mallow Social Services Refurbish room in building €100.00
  • Mallow Trout Anglers Association Funds for safety equipment, juvenile events and equipment €200.00
  • Mallow Twinning Committee Running of the twinning events for 2016 €1,000
  • Mallow Union of Parishes Facility for tourists seeking ancestors €100.00
  • Mallow United Football Club Increase the quantity and quality of equipment €300.00
  • Mallow Respond Oakfield Close Purchase indoor equipment for community centre €100.00
  • Mallow Westbury Heights Res Assoc Planting area, lining, children at play signage €300.00
  • Mallow Willowbank Residents Assoc. – General maintenance €300.00
  • Mourneabbey Clyda Rovers GAA Maintenance/Upkeep of pitches €1,000
  • Mouneabbey Ladies Football Club Installation of floodlighting in Mourneabbey Sporting Complex €2,000
  • Mourneabbey Community Council Tarmac around community centre and playpark €2,000
  • Mourneabbey Community Council Purchase of tables for community hall events €700.00
  • Twopothouse Development Assoc – Complete refurbish of old pump at Hazelwood cross and surrounding area €1,000.00
  • Aubane Social Club Update/Refurbish existing dance floor in community centre €200.00
  • Ballydesmond Development Assoc Christmas Lights/Decorations and festival €1,500
  • Ballydesmond Handball Club/Community Centre – Fit flood doors to club/community centre to prevent future flooding from nearby river €300.00
  • Banteer Ard Na Si Residents Association Planting of trees and flower beds to enhance estate €300.00
  • Banteer Community Childcare Replacement of soft furnishing and appropriate play equipment €200.00
  • Banteer Community Sportfield Ltd Supply & fit heavy duty door to storage shed where equipment is stored €400.00
  • Banteer Ladies Football & Camogie Clubs Jerseys,football, sliothars and training equipment €300.00
  • Boherbue Branch Irish Girl Guide Outdoor camping equipment €300.00
  • Boherbue GAA Club Modernise GAA Club €1,000
  • Derrinagree National School Parent Assoc Cabinet for defibrillator €200.00
  • Kilcorney Angling & Leisure Group Create platform at Moll Carthys bridge for dancing €2,300
  • Knocknagree Ladies Football Club Purchase equipment and attend training courses €300.00
  • Knocknagree GAA Purchase of a lawnmower €500.00
  • Millstreet Community Singers Purchase new musical sets €300.00
  • Dromina Community Council Replacement of roof to hall also repairs to ceiling inside building €3,000
  • Freemount Community Development Supply & fit security cameras, footpath around building kitchen units, tiling €2,000
  • Freemount GAA Club Pitch in need of drainage. Parking area needs resurfacing €1,000
  • Freemount Kangaroo Club Christmas Lights/Decorations €1,000
  • Glash School Community Fund Lighting for walk way around Glash school €2,000
  • Glash/Taur Text Alert CCTV Installation for Community Watch €2,000
  • Kanturk Curragh Count Residents Assoc – Tree management, maintain green area and purchase of hanging baskets, Christmas lights – €400.00
  • Kanturk Graveyard Committee General maintenance, equipment, paint, weed killer €500.00
  • Meelin Community Hall Replace sound system, stage, air conditioning €1,000
  • Meelin GAA Club Provides disabled toilet facilities & upgrade electrical systems €2,000
  • Newmarket Comm. Dev. Assoc Maintenance of two tennis court €200.00
  • Newmarket Comm. Dev. Assoc Install all weather electrical points on outside of premises €3,000
  • Newmarket GAA Light up access road to ensure safety €700.00
  • Newmarket Pipe Band Installation of camera system €1,000
  • Rockchapel GAA Development of facilities – removal of dangerous trees €300.00
  • Tullylease Community Council Provide sensory equipment in playground €2,000


Cllr. O’ Shea added “It is heartening that Cork County Council remains in a position to provide financial assistance to support the wide range of amenities throughout the  Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District. This is a very welcomed development in order to support our vibrant communities into the future. Community involvement is a key for us all. We need to assist communities in maintaining and developing our facilities and encourage people to get involved in their respective communities. One way of doing this is by supporting our communities financially through this very successful Contributions Scheme” concluded Cllr. O’ Shea.