Patrickswell Community Centre will be located on Main Street and will fit 220 people.
An overall €1.5 million will be invested in the Patrickswell Community Resource Centre
By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue
Work on Patrickswell Community Centre will begin shortly as the development is set to receive a €3 million investment.
An overall €1.5 million will be invested in the Community Resource Centre with developments hoping to begin as early as next month. The funding should allow the project to be completed within 12 months.
In addition, a second phase of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme will take place in August, and is due to see significant investment in Patrickswell’s Main Street.
The scheme supports small-to-medium capital projects which enhance the environment of the town or village centres they are situated in.
Both investments will significantly improve the town and see upgrades to footpaths and the installation of new benches and bins.
(16/06/2021) Patrickswell Community Centre funding approved by Limerick City and County Council
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Tara Byrne
The people from Patrickswell village’s work for the past few years and especially in the past few months has paid off with Limerick City and County Council granting permission for a new community centre to be built in Patrickswell, Limerick.
The new purpose-built structure in Main Street will consist of a multi-purpose community hall that can fit up to 220 people, meeting rooms and office areas. On top of this, there will be a community cafe and coffee shop, with a new landscaped civic space at the front of the building.
PJ O’Grady, PRO of Patrickswell Community Council said, “The development of the Patrickswell Community Centre will give enormous hope to the people of Patrickswell and the wider area. The hub will provide a place for all our proud community to meet and come together. It will facilitate the provision of important community services to the wider Parish including that of providing medical services”.
The planning permission has been welcomed by local Fine Gael councillors Dan McSweeney and Daniel Butler.
Dan Mc Sweeney said, “I have always worked in the best interest of our community and to date have secured €250,000 from Limerick City and County Council for this project. I know the Community of Patrickswell will work together to support this much-needed Community Centre”.
Dan Mc Sweeney believes that Patrickswell has been overlooked for the last number of years by Limerick City and County Council and that this is a welcomed and positive development for Patrickswell.
The community centre will enable the community to be able to access more funding from other streams in the future.
Despite the planning consent, there had been opposition from some quarters, with five committee members from the Patrickswell Community Council lodging an objection.
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#Patrickswell— Cllr Daniel Butler (@DanielButlerFG) June 10, 2021
Delighted to see Limerick Council grant planning permission for the Community Centre in Patrickswell.
I have been a strong advocate & supporter of this project over the last numbers of years. Well done to everyone involved in driving the project. pic.twitter.com/K4ZBPkMXCX
These improvements to Patrickswell and the completion of the community centre will make significant improvements to the lives of locals and visiting tourists.