Millstreet Town Park News Update April 2019

We thank Denis Hickey of Millstreet Town Park Committee for the following update.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Town Park Committee is made up of volunteers who maintain and upkeep the facilities within the park. Over the last couple of years, we have put in a tarred walkway, water feature, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic area, etc. Our income is mainly from the weekly lotto and some grants. Please continue to support the local lotto. On average our yearly income is approximately €15,000 – with an annual outgoing of a minimum of €6,000, which goes on insurance, gym equipment maintenance, machine repair, etc. Our next planned project, which we have been working on for the last 12 months, is to upgrade the playground, which will cost approximately €120,000.
To-date we have received a grant of €14,000 towards the cost of the playground from Cork County Council, we are working with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council(Clar) for further grants. We currently have €16,000 in our own funds and the €14,000 from Cork County Council, we still have a shortfall of €90,000. With the local elections looming, we are appealing to people to ask the candidates for their help to get grants for the playground.We are asking people for suggestions for fundraising. Any suggestions can be given to chairman Denis Twomey, secretary Denis Hickey, treasurer Geraldine O’ Leary or any other member of the Town Park Committee.   See below the construction of the Playground in 1993 (from Millstreet Museum Pictorial Archives)……

Constructing of Millstreet Town Park Playground in 1993.

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