Limerick Sports Clubs and Community Facilities benefit from over Half a Million Euro in CLÁR Funding

  • Clar Funding Athea GAA
Athea GAA received funding to resurface the club car park through the 2022 CLÁR programme

Limerick City and County Council has secured funding of €543,967 under CLÁR 2023 to develop a number of Community and Sports Clubs projects. 

Earlier this month, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD announced funding of nearly €6.2 million nationwide, with Limerick receiving €280,541 for community facilities. 

This followed the announcement in December of €4.7 million to support over 100 sports clubs in rural Ireland as part of Our Rural Future, the Government’s strategic five-year rural development plan. Limerick received €263,426 with seven sports clubs benefiting from this new fund. 

Welcoming the announcement, Mayor of City and County of Limerick, Gerald Mitchell commented: “The funding of these projects is very welcome as it helps to deliver and maintain services and facilities that are directly improving quality of life in communities in County Limerick. This is fundamental to maintaining these rural towns and villages as desirable locations, helping to combat rural decline.” 

Stephane Duclot, Director of Rural, Community and Culture Development said: 

“The funding being provided under the CLÁR 2023 programme will support rural communities in the designated area of CLÁR – rural areas affected by depopulation - to develop high quality amenities for the public to use and enjoy. The investment of funding from schemes such as CLÁR mean that the rural communities in our county will continue to thrive, making a difference to all that live in them or visit the areas.” 

Clar Funding Kantoher
Kantoher Development received funding to complete remedial works to Ashford Village Car Park through the 2022 CLÁR programme

The projects to receive funding from both tranches are:

Measure 1 - Sports Clubs Projects 



Funding Awarded 

Athea Utd 

Seating/Shelter Area for all users of the grounds 


Ballylanders AFC 

Refurbishment of Clubhouse Upgrading Doors Windows insulation & heating. Wheelchair access & parking toilet facilities , tea station meeting room 


Blackrock GAA 

Repair steps at Spectator stand, installation of fencing dividing  
the walking track and the pitch and upgrade works to yard area  
/ walking track, including the installation of two benches. 


Cappamore GAA 

Kerb protection, cable and water supply, e-charging facility, bench pads, e-fill water station and PV panel installation for lights and clubhouse 


Galbally GAA 

Improvement works to GAA grounds spectator area; repair to embankment wall, provision of fully accessible routes, viewing area & biodiversity enhancements. 


Galtee Gaels GAA 

Outdoor Gym Equipment 


Mountcollins AFC 

The purchase of some critical equipment to serve the needs of all users. To comply with FAI Safety Standards; suitable mobile dugouts aluminium goalposts and replacement LED lights 



Measure 1 - Community Projects 



Funding Awarded 

Doon Community Centre 

Community Centre Roof Refurbishment 


Feenagh Old Schoolhouse 

Upgrade of Community Centre 


Mountcollins Community Centre 

Tarmac yard of Community Centre and GAA complex 


Rathkeale Area Office 

Kilteery Pier Access Road Improvements 


Tournafulla Development Association 

Upgrade of Community Centre 


Templeglantine Community Development Association 

Community Car Park 


Galbally Community Council 

Adult outdoor gym equipment 



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