Playground Funding: IRD LEADER Success 

Millstreet Town Park Committee are delighted to share the publication below by IRD Duhallow officially announcing the signing  of contracts for EU Leader funding of  €55,455.41 towards the Playground Project.

Our shortfall is ever reducing and we have now crossed the €100,000 mark of the €120,000 required.  Please continue to support the ongoing fundraising happening locally so that we can ensure the new Playground is in place for Summer 2020

TO DONATE:   If you wish to make a personal or business donation you may

(1) lodge Online to Millstreet Town Park bank account at IBAN: IE61 BOFI 9058 0332 1050 69, BIC:BOFIIE2

(2) lodge cash or cheque in person  at Millstreet Credit Union – reference Millstreet Town Park account

(3) send a cheque payable to ” Millstreet Town Park ” care of  FAS Offices, Millstreet Community Gym,  Millstreet

If you wish to confirm your donation we would be delighted to hear from you at []

Little Luke O’ Sullivan to the forefront of the Millstreet Group, with Geraldine O’Leary, Noel Collins, Jerry Lehane and Denis Hickey, Councillor Bernard Moynihan, Councillor Gerard Murphy, Mary Hayes, Cork County Council, and Conor Judge, Maura Walsh and Anne Maria Bourke of IRD Duhallow.


Millstreet Town was one of the first in Duhallow to erect a playground in 1993 and their project will breathe new life into their old facility in the centre of the town. Despite not being successful in the 2019 Clár programme administered by the Department of Rural and Community Affairs, the Town Park Committee sought out other funding sources and were awarded €55,000 under the LEADER Programme just last month. This is complemented by €14,000 from a Cork County Council Capital Grant and a host of innovative fund- raising efforts in the town. Between Lotto, coffee mornings, private donations and even a series of yoga classes, the people of Millstreet have been instrumental in the success of this project and proof that rural communities can achieve major projects under  their own initiative. [see Discover Duhallow – Issue 7 (Dec 5, 2019), pages 14&15]

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