The committee behind the recently renovated Clongeen Hall are calling on area residents and organizations to ‘buy a brick’ to assist fund its awesome transformation.
he hall has served the local community for about 100 several years, as a national faculty up right until 1936 and from the 1950s as a local community Corridor.
Around the very last 85 many years Clongeen Corridor has been the centre of parish existence as a spot of entertainment, schooling, sport and leisure. It has also served as a Mass location when the Parish Church was been renovated or underneath repairs.
The corridor has functioned as a venue for numerous social gatherings, each general public and personal features, birthday functions, anniversaries and weddings etc. ‘Memories are cherished and a lot more will be made,’ Bernie Whelan of the corridor committee said.
The past renovation took area on the corridor in the 1950s when it was carried out voluntary by people of the parish. ‘If anybody has images of the renovations and the folks that done this get the job done we would like to get prints if attainable,’ Bernie claimed.
In May 2018, Clongeen Neighborhood Enhancement Team began the approach of starting the renovations with a community conference where by persons voiced their opinions on the proposed venture which was really effective. ‘We instantly established ideas in procedure to secure funding from the several sources e.g. Town & Village and Leader. We secured funding from both of those organisations to the extent of 80 for each cent Town & Village and 75 for every cent Chief. This was for Stage 1 of the renovations with included an extension, new bathrooms, youth facility area and phase spot.’
In 2020 the committee again secured extra funding from Town & Village (90 for every cent funding) and Chief (75 for every cent funding) for the completion of Phase 2 to incorporate a new entrance, new kitchen area and refurbishment to assembly place, roof and windows and disabled parking services to the front of the hall. ‘We are extremely thankful to Wexford County Council who secured this funding from the Department of Atmosphere on our behalf and the Leader with their outstanding coordinators who gave us incredible assistance with the funding purposes. We just lately acquired news from Wexford County Council that our software of Significant Velocity Broadband in the hall was profitable this will be a great asset to remote operating, academic services, study hub and web café that will be added facilities to the corridor.
‘The hall will also be available for non-public household and public capabilities and all organisations that want to use the hall inclusive from the incredibly youthful to the elderly.’
As a result of their get a brick fundraiser the committee needs to ‘salute the earlier, embrace the current, make you mark on the foreseeable future and go away a long lasting family members legacy in our community’.
Bricks will be shown in the principal entrance foyer of the hall.
Bricks are out there in a few sizes with a charge of €100, €200 for families and people today and a company brick alternative of €500. Letters will be dropped in letter packing containers of every single residence in the parish detailing the comprehensive particulars and a member of the group improvement team will return at a given day or we can be contacted by electronic mail or Fb.
‘The funds that we are striving to increase now are to address the shortfall in funding as the grants received on normal make up 80 per cent of the total expenditures incurred. This newly renovated hall is a worthwhile asset to the group and we hope that it will be used by all associates of the neighborhood. ‘We would also like to thank the group for their for their ongoing help and all the guidance proven in excess of the quite a few many years and seem forward to welcoming them to the new amenities in the community hall.’