New £1million Culloville Community Centre officially opened

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015
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A new £1million community centre in Culloville has been officially opened. The Community Centre is a new state of the art modern facility including large multi-functional hall, meeting rooms, gymnasium, office, kitchen, changing rooms, toilet and storage facilities. The construction of the Community Centre represents the second project undertaken by Culloville Development Association. The first project also funded by SOAR included the completion of a new community walkway facility, lighting and perimeter fencing. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O’Neill opened the new community centre. “The project was funded under the Basic Services Measure of the Rural Development Programme which aims to improve or maintain the living conditions and welfare of those living in rural areas, and to increase the attractiveness of such areas through provision of more and better basic services, for the economy and the rural population.” She added, “I think we can all agree that with this project, those aims have certainly been achieved.” Gerard Callan, Chairperson of Culloville Development Association, said, “The completion of the construction of the Community Centre represents the culmination of a lot of hard work from a committed group of people who were determined to see this project happening. “I would like the thank the four voluntary groups in the Culloville area who contributed greatly to the project namely Culloville GAC, Culloville Residents Association, St Malachys Youth Club and Culloville Camogie Club. Mr Callan added, “The people of Culloville are really excited with the opening of the Community Centre and we hope that these investments will give every person in the area the opportunity to avail of the very best in community facilities into the future.” Congratulating all involved local Councillor Terry Hearty said, “I want to congratulate the four groups involved for the absolute mammoth effort they have put in to making this facility a reality. “Their hard work, commitment and perseverance was monumental and should serve as an inspiration to community groups right across Ireland as to what can be achieved when people work together,” Hearty added.

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