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Ballymote and Geevagh allocated 25,000 for community projects

Councillor Dara Mulvey has announced the allocation of 25,000 for 2 projects in South and East Sligo.

The Cathaoirleach of  South and West Sligo,,Municipal District said, "This is great news for the communities in Ballymote and Geevagh whom were successful in their applications for funding from the Arigna Enterprise fund. I want to compliment both Committees in Ballymote and Geevagh on the allocations."

Ballymote Community Enterprise propose to develop the Ballymote Heritage Trail which will be 2.5km in length-linking four significant historical sites in the area of the Franciscan Abbey, Ballymote Castle, the Old Cornmill and Emlaghfad church.

Geevagh Local Area Development propose to develop a series of marked and guided routes which identify historical and cultural points of interest.

"I was delighted to support both of these Community projects with their applications and want to compliment Sligo County Council recreational Dept for their assistance.

"With Tourism figures on the increase I am sure these projects will further add to the already long list of attractions we have on offer and with tourism businesses around County Sligo upbeat and are readying themselves for one of our best tourism seasons yet, said Cllr Mulvey.

The Fine Gael councillor has also called on Sligo County Council to examine what traffic calming measures can be put in place at Keash Community Park as the existing Clubhouse is due to be demolished soon to make way for modern facilities and there will be less car parking spaces available. (pictured)

Cllr Mulvey told Sligo Today, "Concerned parents that have contacted me state it can be quite
dangerous at present for children who are crossing road L4202 which is the main Keash-Culfadda road.

"Mr Tom Kilfeather Director of Services confirmed that the area engineer will investigate this issue."