Minister of State Kyne approves over €40,000 towards the development of a playground on Bere Island
The Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD has approved funding of €41,250 towards the development of a playground on Bere Island, Co. Cork.
The funding, which has been allocated from the Islands Section of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, comes following an application from Cork County Council. The funding represents 75% of the cost to the local authority for the preparatory works for the development of this facility. The project has also been allocated €50,000 in funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s CLÁR programme towards the costs of equipment for the playground.
Comments Minister Kyne “I am delighted to be able to approve this funding of €41,250 to Cork County Council who are leading this project on behalf of the Bere Island Projects Group.
While visiting Bere Island during the summer for meetings with the Island community, the issue of the playground was raised with me by some of the young people on the island. The project has been allocated €50,000 from the CLÁR programme, which is administered by my colleague Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development. This new grant from my Department will help drive the project forward and enable the County Council to start work and build a top class facility for the Islands’ young people. Projects like this one on Bere Island are a great example of how we are supporting island communities through targeted investment”.