Kerry projects to receive almost 750,000 in CLÁR funding

Kerry is set to receive €744,964 under the 8.24 million CLÁR Scheme.

CLÁR is a targeted investment programme that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in rural areas that have experienced significant depopulation.

Kerry Fine Gael deputy Brendan Griffin today confirmed the projects around the county set to receive funding.

Brendan Griffin


He said Kerry had “punched above its weight” with the county receiving the largest allocation in Munster, making up almost 10% of the national CLÁR scheme announced by Minister Michael Ring.

Under the scheme a number of allocations are specified for the West Kerry area including 184,000 funding for a new playground in Dingle.

Dingle Pier is to receive 30,000 for outdoor equipment while almost 45,864 has been designated for the road leading to the Mount Brandon car-park.

20,000 has been allocated to Annascaul Sports Centre.

57,600 has been earmarked to improve the access road to Ladies Beach in Ballybunion and Kilbonane Burial Ground is set to receive 20,000.

24,000 has been allocated for the access road to Killorglin AFC while Kenmare Pier is to receive 12,000.

€351,500.00 has also been set aside for road markings, speed safety signs, flashing lights, road markers for a number of national schools around the county.

These include Ballybunion, Ballyheigue, Baile na nGall, Brosna, Barraduff, Currow, Curraheen, Currans, Castledrum, Cahersiveen, Firies, Gneeveguilla, Kilflynn, Listowel and Sneem.