Development of Derrymore Estate ‘still in the pipeline’

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Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that while a recent application for funding to develop a play park and a walkway around the Derramore Estate was unsuccessful she insists the project is still very much alive.
A photograph of Derrymore House taken by Lautentia McVerry, which was a finalist in the Ring of Gullion Photography Competition

A photograph of Derrymore House taken by Lautentia McVerry, which was a finalist in the Ring of Gullion Photography Competition

“The Friends of Derramore, the National Trust and the Council have been working closely over the last few years to complete feasibility studies, public consultations and secure funding for this project,” she said. “Over the last year the estate has been the venue for a number of extremely successful events including historical talks,scary Halloween walks, Santa’s Grotto and several environmental projects. “The success of these events showed the huge desire from the local community to see Derramore developed. “Funding from Space and Places may have failed to materialise but I have been delighted to be able to show representatives from the Tourist Board around the house and grounds and to discuss at length the hopes and plans of the Friends of Derramore for the estate. “We also hope that over the next two or three weeks we will be have discussions with a range of other potential founders.
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Annie newry times box adMulgrew added, “In the meantime the Friends of Derramore intend to continue hosting events and strengthening the already strong links with local schools, clubs and community. The work and dedication of the Friends of Derramore has been admirable and it is a pleasure to be able to work with and support them.”

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