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Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal Grants 2015

Amenity Grants:

  Applicant Project Cost of project (€) Allocation amt. (€)
1 Pearse Celtic Football Club Sets of gear and equipment 3,075 2,000
2 Irish Search Dogs Vehicle 7,000 4,500
3 Togher Athletic Club Cones, whistles, bibs, first aid band, treadmill and rower.  Track and field equipment. 5,321 3,600
4 Ballinora Community Association Ltd. Storyboard, concrete and metal fixing 4,000 2,700
5 Richmond FC Tracksuits and match gear 1,655 1,200
6 Carrigaline Family Support Centre Foldable tables, chairs, interactive whiteboard, flipchart, laptop, etc. 6,750 3,500
7 Ballincollig Table Tennis Club Stiga roller safety tables 7,000 3,500
8 Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Boat storage system and walkie talkies 11,754 3,000
9 Passage West Karate Club Mats 967 700
10 Douglas & St. Finbarres Scout Group Renovation of kitchen 6,397 3,000
11 Passage West GAA Club Chain link fencing to secure juvenile pitch 4,900 3,200
12 Passage West Tidy Towns Composting container, bring bank, bins and no dumping sign 1,129 840
13 Broadale Residents Association Trees, shrubs nad wall repairs 3,623 2,200
14 Togher Community Association Gym equipment and camera 6,160 4,000
15 Mill Range/Cois Na Cora Residents Association Shrubs, plants and signs for clean ups 5,500 3,000
16 Douglas Community Association Railings, gates, shrubs, repairs to stone wall 8,105 4,000
17 Carrigaline Community Association Ltd Replace handles on fire exit door 2,156 1,500
18 Garryduff Sports Centre Replace 3 bridges 4,000 2,700
19 Bromley Park Residents Fencing repairs and bed edging at park entrance, bedding and paint railing at park 2,073 1,200
20 Passage West Community 10k Road Race Contribution towards running costs 1,000 500
21 Passage West Ladies Football Blitz Contribution towards event 1,000 500
22 Carrigaline First Responders Equipment, AEDs, etc. Phase 1 6,348 3,000
23 DramaFest Equipment – stage lighting 1,000 250
Total       54,590

 

Capital Grants:

  Applicant Project

Cost of project (€)

Allocation amt. (€)

1 Carrigaline Lions CCTV, public lighting & bridge

75,000

15,000

2 Ballincollig Hurling and Football Club Tarmacadam works in car park

29,510

11,400

3 Corinthians AFC All weather pitch

68,214

15,000

4 Douglas Community Centre Linking extension to existing building

40,000

10,000

5 Douglas Gymnastics Club Refurbishment of leased building

47,670

5,000

6 Ballinora GAA Pitch drainage and surfacing of walkway

49,000

17,000

7 Douglas GAA Fencing by 2nd pitch

37,000

10,000

8 Passage West Soccer Drainage works Maulbaun pitch

39,000

12,000

9 Carrigaline GAA 3G surface on old tennis courts

70,000

15,000

Total    

 

109,400

 

Community Contracts:

  Applicant Project

Allocation amt. (€)

1 Douglas Tidy Towns Works identified

5,000

2 Ballinora Tidy Towns Additional to €1,500 allocated in 2014

4,700

3 Carrigaline Tidy Towns Additional to €10,000 allocated in 2014

5,000

4 Togher Community Association (incl. Tidy Towns) New applicants.  Works identified include definition of Togher Boundary, signage and general public enhancement

9,500

5 Passage West Tidy Towns Works identified

2,500

6 Bishopstown Men’s Shed Woodhaven, Council area, new applicant.  Works identified by the group including general area enhancement and provision of pathways.

2,500

Total    

29,200

Heritage events on in Cork City and Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District in November

Date/Time:  Thursday 06th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  “Henry Ford: The Cork Connection”
Location:  Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Additional Information:
Organised by the Cork Literary and Scientific Society this talk by Denis MacSweeney will touch on Henry Ford and his connection with Cork. Individual lectures are €8 or one can become a member for €40 which includes attendance for 16 lectures.

 

Date/Time:  Friday 07th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  An Evening of Remembrance in music, song and story, of the Irish who died in the Great War (WWI)
Location:  St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork City
Additional Information:
This evening event, commencing at 8pm in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork City, is an Evening of Remembrance in music, song and story, of the Irish who died in the Great War (WWI). There are a number of special performances on the night and tickets are €10 with all proceeds going to St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral. The event is organised by the Western Front Association and for more information see the attached poster

 

Date/Time:  Monday 10th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  The Launch of Times Past, Journal of Muskerry Local History Society
Location:  Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information:
The latest issue of the long running and ever popular Times Past Journal by the Muskerry Local History Society will be launched on Monday 10th November 2014. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

 

Date/Time:  Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  “Brian Ború – Reality and Representations”
Location:  Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Additional Information:
Dr. Clare O’ Halloran and Dr. Dagmar O’ Ríain-Raedel, UCC, give a most fascinating talk on the legendary High King of Ireland Brian Ború. Event organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. The event is free of charge and all welcome on the night.

 

Date/Time:  Monday 17th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  The Kilmichael Ambush – An illustrated Talk by Donal O’ Flynn
Location:  Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information:
Donal O’ Flynn will discuss the remarkable story of the Kilmichael Ambush where British Auxiliaries were ambushed by a flying column led by Tom Barry. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

 

Date/Time:  Thursday 23rd November 2014 at 19:00
Event:  “Remembering Sgt Myles Abraham, DCM, MM” – by Rachel Abraham of the Western Front Association
Location:  Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork
Additional Information:
The talk will be about Rachel’s quest to find information about her grand-uncle, a well-known sportsman who was an Irish Boxing Champion and played international rugby for Ireland and someone who, as she discovered, was also a forgotten hero of the First World War. This should be a most interesting event and all are welcome on the night.

 

Date/Time: Thursday 27th November 2014 at 20:00
Event:  “The Munsters at Gallipoli – The royal Munster Fusiliers in the Dardanelles Campaign 1915”
Location:  Radisson Park Hotel, Cork Airport, Co. Cork
Additional Information:
A wonderful lecture by John Mulcahy entitled “The Munsters at Gallipoli – The royal Munster Fusiliers in the Dardanelles Campaign 1915” This event has been organised by the Ballygarvan and District Local History Society and takes place in the Radisson Park Hotel, Cork Airport at 8pm. Admission to lectures are free to members. €5 on the night for non-members. For further information contact Secretary Tom Ryan – email thomasf11ryan@gmail.com.

 

Date/Time:  Wednesday 03rd December 2014 at 19:30
Event:  The Irish Country Furniture
Location:  Clarion Hotel, Cork
Additional Information:
A talk on Irish Country Furniture by Dr. Claudia Kinmonth, Independent Scholar. For more information visit the Cork DFAS website at www.corkdfas.ie

 

Date/Time:  Thursday 04th December 2014 at 20:00
Event:  “Daniel Levie (1875-1963): A Scottish Architect in Cork”
Location:  Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Additional Information:
Organised by the Cork Literary and Scientific Society this talk by Louise Harrington promises to be most fascinating touching on the work of Daniel Levie, a most prominent Architect in the County and City of Cork. Individual lectures are €8 or one can become a member for €40 which includes attendance for 16 lectures.

 

Date/Time:  Monday 08th December 2014 at 20:00
Event:  Cormac McCarthy, Lord of Muskerry
Location:  Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall, Co. Cork
Additional Information:
Paddy O’ Flynn will give a wonderful talk on the illustrious career of the Lord of Muskerry, Cormac McCarthy. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

Cork businesses avail of over €50k worth of Online Trading Vouchers to date

Can your company afford to get left behind?
What are you waiting for?
Boost your business by enhancing your online trading presence today!

With the trend ever increasing towards online spending it is estimated that only 23% of small Irish businesses are engaged in any meaningful way in eCommerce sales. For businesses employing less than ten people this percentage could be even lower. It is now believed that of online purchases made in Ireland that 70% of these are done in overseas markets.

There is now an urgency to ensure that businesses recognise that this is happening and that they are encouraged and supported to correctly respond to this digital reality. 

In order to support this goal, the National Digital Strategy, developed and funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources aims to get a further 2,000 businesses trading online by the end of 2015.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% eligible expenditure (inclusive of VAT), whichever is the lesser;
  • Voucher approval must be gained prior to incurring any expense;
  • Own labour is not an eligible expense;
  • Third party costs only will be considered;
  • All third party/supplier invoices must contain proper business details (e.g. Tax and Business Registration details).


The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile;

  • Limited online trading presence;
  • Less than 10 employees;
  • Applicants must be registered and trading for minimum of 12 months;
  • Turnover less than €2 million.


Ineligible projects include:

  • Charitable status;
  • Commercial semi-state companies;
  • ”Not for profit” organisations;
  • Trade associations;
  • Company representation bodies such as Chambers of Commerce.


What can The Online Trading Vouchers be used for;

  • The development or upgrade of an e-commerce website such as implementing online payments or booking systems;
  • Purchase of Internet related software;
  • Online advertising;
  • Development of an app;
  • Implementation of a digital marketing strategy;
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy;
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an online trading activity.


Vouchers cannot be used for:

  • Development of brochure websites;
  • Purchase of non-internet related software;
  • Anything other than online trading related activity.


Voucher Application:

  • Read the terms and conditions
  • Complete and sign application form to Local Enterprise Office South Cork
  • Enclose copies of three quotations in respect of each proposed element of work.

 

Local Enterprise Office South Cork

Phone: 021-4975281
Email: southcork@leo.corkcoco.ie
Fax: 021-4975287

Address: Unit 6a, South Ring Business Park, Kinsale Road, Cork

Opening Hours:  Mon-Fri: 8:30 – 4:30

 

Local Community Development Committee for South Cork

The table below shows the membership of the new Local Community Development Committee for South Cork.

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 (the same legislation that abolished Town Councils) provided for the establishment of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each local authority area.  The stated purpose of LCDCs is to enhance strategic planning for the local authority area and to co-ordinate local and community development activity.  LCDCs will also be administering the very valuable European LEADER funding.

Because County Cork is so large, Cork County Council has been permitted to set up 3 LCDCs.  That which is relevant to us in Carrigaline-Ballincollig is the South Cork LCDC.  During this 5-year term, this LCDC will:

  • prepare the community elements of a 6-year Local Economic and Community Plan (the Plan);
  • coordinate, manage and oversee the implementation of local and community development programmes as part of implementing the Plan, and
  • coordinate local and community development activity generally within the operational area of the LCDC.

Membership of South Cork LCDC:

Sector Representation   South
Public      
Local Government Elected Members

 

Officials

4No

 

2No

1.Cathal Rasmussen
2. Michael Hegarty
3. Ger Keohane
4. Marcia D’Alton

1.Divisional Manager
Declan Daly

2. Head of LEO
Sean O’Sullivan

State Agencies     1. ETB
John Fitzgibbons

2. DSP
Maria Hurley

3. Udaras na Gaeltachta
Donal O’Liathain

Total Public Sector   9No  
PRIVATE      
Local & Community Development   3No 1. SECAD
Ryan Howard

2. West Cork Dev Partnership
Ian Dempsey

3. Avondhu Blackwater
Sean Hegarty

Social, Economic & Community Interests
  • Community & Voluntary
  • Social Inclusion
  • Environment
  • Business
  • Agriculture
  • Civic Society.
  C&V
Therese (Barrett) Bourke 

C&V
Sean O’Riordan

Youth (Youthwork Ireland)
Brian Williams

Environment (National Pillar)
Mary O’Leary

Cork Chamber
Conor Healy (Interim)

IFA
Jimmy Hosford

      Civic Society
Michael Delaney
Total Private Sector     10 no.
Overall Total     19no.

Community Fund Scheme 2014

The Community Fund scheme covers 2 types of support scheme:

  • Community Fund: This is aimed at local organisations who wish to undertake infrastructural projects costing €20k or more which will improve the range and/or quality of community based facilities within their area, e.g. community halls, sporting facilities, etc.
  • Community Contracts: Aimed at community groups who are willing to work with the Council in carrying out works on local projects that would enhance the area.

Applications were assessed in accordance with the electoral areas in place at the time of the closing of the date of application for the scheme (2nd May 2014).  The following allocations were recommended and approved by Members:

Link to Community Fund file …