CARRICK ON SUIR MUNICIPAL DISTRICT saw the benefits of the local property tax [LPT] with an injection of funds distributed right across the District.
Various Community and sporting groups received financial support and put their grants to great use to enhance their local areas. Financial assistance was also provided to the Sean Kelly Sports centre to mitigate the impacts of Covid -19 during 2021.
Tidy Towns groups were supported to progress their performances in the National SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition and all hands were on-deck in Ahenny, Ballingarry, Ballinure, Ballyneale, Carrick-on-Suir, Cloneen, Drangan, Dualla, Faugheen, Fethard, Glengoole, Grangemockler, Killenaule, Killusty, Mullinahone
Carrick on Suir Municipal District supported 12 property owners under the 2020 Painting and Enhancement Scheme.
Festivals - With unusual measures taken by organisers in view of prevailing Covid pandemic, the Clancy Brothers Festival at Carrick-on-Suir was supported again in 2020.
The Carrick on Suir Heritage Centre restoration and upgrade project was commenced by Carrick on Suir Development Association in 2020 and supported with a €7000 grant funded through the LPT. It is now coming to fruition making this town centre facility a state-of-the-art visitor attraction, in addition to hosting the fabulous Farmer’s Market each Friday. Full steam ahead!
And Mullinahone was provided with its very own Pocket Park in 2020, providing a beautiful amenity for local people.
With a substantial donation from the Carrick on Suir Municipal District, the local Meals on Wheels continued to provide their very valuable service in providing over 100 meals per week.
The Bog Field’ at Carrickbeg to the west of Dillon Bridge was identified as a suitable site for a well needed amenity area on the southern side of the River Suir to further enhance the existing riverside park on the eastern side of the Bridge. A feasibility study funded through LPT resources was commissioned to identify constraints presented by the area’s inclusion in the River Suir Special Area of Conservation [SAC]; the first step towards realising this ambitious goal.
And of course, not forgetting our local hero, our extraordinary 2020 was so well cheered with the news of local boy-made-good. We were happy to support that celebration. Go on Sam!