A local community hall, scout group and GAA club are among those to benefit as part of the Derrybrien Wind Farm Community Fund, run by the ESB.
More than €65,000 will be divided between six community and voluntary groups in the vicinity of Derrybrien Wind Farm, located within the Slieve Augthy Mountains between Loughrea and Gort.
This funding is part of ESB’s Wind Farm Community Fund, which makes grants available to community and voluntary organisations for projects located in close proximity to their wind farms.
A total of €30,000 (with a three-year commitment from the fund) will go to Ballinakill community development towards the renovation of their community hall including the replacement of the roof, and upgrades to their heating system and toilet facilities.
The 30th Galway Abbey Duniry Scout Group gets €10,500 towards improvement works on the Waldorf Hall in Woodford village, and €9,250 goes to Galway Rural Development Company towards the development of a capacity building programme for the Derrybrien area.
Tommy Larkin GAA Club has secured €8,000 towards the provision of lighting to their walking and running track facilities; €4,420 goes to Horse Connect towards the addition of a new outdoor stable and tack room unit, and €4,000 will help Leitrim National School towards the purchase of a defibrillator and the construction of an outdoor class room.
Fr. Patrick Conroy from Ballinakill Community Development, said they deeply appreciated the support.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.