Clarecastle Playground Committee secures new funding for equipment

CCDL’s Playground Committee were delighted to hear this week that they had secured funding through the Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for equipment for the playground.  The Committee intends to purchase a disabled swing in the playground with the funds as well as signage and top up the sand and mulch.  The funding must be matched by CCDL ... Read More »

Greenhouse with a difference in Clarecastle Community Garden

Clarecastle Community Garden has been recycling water bottles……to build a greenhouse!!  Initial construction began at the Streetfest fun afternoon earlier in the month when young and older came together to have a bit of fun and do a bit of work building the new greenhouse.  It looks fabulous!!  Shows what can be done with a little imagination and team effort. ... Read More »

Men’s Shed hold AGM and celebrate a successful first year

Twenty seven members attended yesterday’s first Clarecastle Community Development’s Men’s Shed AGM.  Martin Reynolds was elected Vice Chair to replace Paschal Russell next year.  John O’Flynn Asst. Sec/Treasurer to shadow Liam Barry for 2016. Bomber remains as PRO. Donal O’Brien was elected Entertainments Officer, Gerry Abraham ( a youthful 84 year old) was elected Health and Safety Officer and Johnny Meere ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Clarecastle Community Playground

It’s hard to believe that our playground is 1 year old. Like any precious child in their first year Clarecastle has watched each development milestone with pride. We have watched the seasons come and go bringing different colours and textures as the months passed by. The trees have grown taller and the grass has grown longer as the playground settled into ... Read More »

And the winner of the balloon race is…….

        …..Sinead Halpin!!  Sinead’s balloon arrived back in Clarecastle Post Office in the nick of time to meet our 17th June deadline having been on some adventure across Ireland, the Irish Sea, Wales, half of England flying high over the mountains of the Peak District to come down near Saxilby, a quaint village in Lincolnshire in the ... Read More »

Last update on balloon race before winner announced this Thursday

At the official opening of the playground, over 1000 balloons headed into the air for a balloon race. Since our last update, three more balloons have sent news of their adventures all from across the water!  One sent us news of farm life having landed in Coed Isaf Farm near Bangor in Wales. Another joined a friend from last week ... Read More »