Local committee rewarded for their two years of work.
The community in Boherlahan-Dualla is to receive €2m in funding from the Department of Justice's Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) for development projects in the parish. The funding, which will be phased over two to three years, provides for an initial €400,000 for the first quarter of 2020.
The projects cover all the parish and include: redesigning and refurbishing Boherlahan Community Centre; modernising and expanding Dualla Community Hall; developing an all weather sports facility in Boherlahan; and enhancing the facilities at Dualla Community Field. Work is due to commence in the coming months.
The committee of Oliver Ryan, Liam Burke, Fergus O’Dwyer, Peter Gleeson, Sean Trainor, Mary O’Donnell, James Ryan and Joan Kennedy, in consultation with local groups, has worked for two years to get this funding. They are grateful for the support received from the local community, Tipperary County Council and local public representatives.
“We are delighted that our application has been successful. An investment of €2m into any community is very significant, but for a rural community in Tipperary with a population of 2,000 people, this investment can and will deliver amazing benefits and have a truly meaningful impact on people’s lives,” said Sean Trainor, chairperson of Boherlahan Parish Council.
Joan Kennedy, chairperson of Dualla Community Association added: “The collaboration between the local community and elected representatives worked very well and produced excellent results for the community. We would like to thank all for their hard work and commitment over the last two years”.