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Funding Programme Opens For Clare Communities

25 January 2024

Clare County Council’s Rural Development Directorate is hosting a series of walk-in clinics to support communities in preparing their applications for schemes that are presently open, including the Local Area Grant Scheme 2024.

Community, group, and club representatives will be able to discuss their projects with the local authority’s four Rural and Community Development Officers, namely Grainne McCormack (Shannon), Seamus Murrihy (West Clare), Niamh Wiley (North Clare & Ennis) and Darren Carroll (Killaloe).

The events take place at:

Monday 29th January

  • Teach Ceoil, Corofin – 10.00am-1.00pm
  • An Teach Ceoil, Ennistymon – 2.00pm-5.00pm

Tuesday 30th January

  • Doonbeg Community Centre – 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Miltown Malbay Community Centre – 2.00pm-5.00pm

Wednesday 31st January

  • Clarecare, Killaloe – 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Killaloe Municipal District Office, Scariff – 2.00pm-5.00pm

Thursday 1st February

  • Treacy’s Oakwood Arms, Shannon – 10.00am-1.00pm
  • The Bridge Complex, Sixmilebridge – 2.00pm-4.00pm
  • Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis – 4.30pm-7.00pm


Anne Haugh, Director of Rural and Community Development, Clare County Council, said: “Our four Rural and Community Development Officers (RCDO) engage with communities across Clare on an ongoing basis to promote collaboration and shared approaches to tackling the challenges confronting our rural and disadvantaged communities.”

She continued: “We are inviting local organisations to meet with our RCDOs at next week’s walk-in clinics if they require assistance in getting a project off the ground. The Officers also will provide advice to community groups about how to secure the necessary funding, as well as provide valuable information in relation to the many other supports available for community-based projects.”

Application forms and scheme guidelines are available from Clare County Council’s Rural and Community Development Officers may be contacted at or 065 6846296.


Caption: Clare County Council’s Rural and Community Development Officers at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis. (L-R): Seamus Murrihy (West Clare), Niamh Wiley (North Clare & Ennis) Grainne McCormack (Shannon), and Darren Carroll (Killaloe). 

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