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Castledaly Playground

When the people of Castledaly required short-term ?nancial assistance, they turned to Clann Credo.

The community of this small Westmeath village near the town of Moate had embarked on a project to develop a playground for the young children in the locality. They organised a successful fundraising drive to raise money towards the overall cost.

The community also secured grant funding for the project from the local LEADER company, along with a commitment from the town’s GAA club to contribute towards on-going maintenance costs of the playground, on completion.

However, a shortfall in funding and timing issues with regard to the grant presented a problem and Clann Credo’s assistance was sought.

The town has a relatively large young population - with almost 90 children attending the local national school and a further 35 under ?ve years of age - and it was clear that the proposed facility added enormously to the town’s social infrastructure.

It has enhanced the living environment for young families and could help attract others with children to settle in the area. 



Location: Castledaly, Co. Westmeath

"It has enhanced the living environment for young families and could help attract others with children to settle in the area."