TURNING THE SOD FOR NEW COMMUNITY HALL IN KILBEHENNY
The turning of the sod for the proposed new hall in Kilbehenny this Sunday marks the dawn of a new era for community development in the area.
The new hall, funding for which is in place, will be joined to the existing building which is now to be refurbished to incorporate computer rooms, offices and shower facilities for climbers and walkers.
In fact, the plan is to make Kilbehenny an activity centre hub for outdoors enthusiasts. Meanwhile, however, it is expected that construction work on the new hall, which has already been granted planning, will commence in the coming weeks.
Grant aid will be provided by LEADER and all local events will continue to be accommodated in the existing hall, which was originally opened in 1976, while the new facility is under construction. The old hall in Kilbehenny was considered to be one of the finest of its kind at the time and it has served the community well for more than three decades.
However, the time has now come to move on and treasurer of the Kilbehenny Community Centre, Moss Fitzgerald, is looking forwarding to the turning of the sod for the new development: “It’s a significant day next Sunday and most appropriate that the sod turning should take place during our 2nd annual potato festival, “ he told The Avondhu.
“Everyone is invited and we’re hoping that the many people associated with the old hall down through the years will come along to the event at 11.30am after Mass in the local parish church.”
Tuesday 23rd August 11:45am