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Community Heritage Grant Scheme now open

Community Heritage Grant Scheme now open

The Community Heritage Grant Scheme is now open. Aimed at projects that improve access & inclusion to heritage sites, and that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (incl buildings), applications for The Community Heritage Grant Scheme opens today January ...

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Community Centre Investment Funding for Kildare & Laois

Community Centre Investment Funding for Kildare & Laois

Delighted to see that a variety of community groups across the constituency have been allocated funding under the Community Centre Investment Fund. Amongst these groups that have received funding include - Portarlington Union of Parishes - €29,859.00 Newbridge Family Resource Centre - €300,000 ...

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Funding for Kildare & Laois Community Centres

Funding for Kildare & Laois Community Centres

Delighted to see so many of our Community Centres across the constituency benefitting from the new Community Centre Investment Fund today. Local volunteers and community centres play a massive role in bringing our communities together, so it’s great to see them getting some financial support to help them ...

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Free Public WiFi now live in Portarlington

Free Public WiFi now live in Portarlington

Laois County Council has launched Free Public WIFI in Portarlington and Stradbally. The free public WIFI in both towns will provide free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces in the town centre. In Portarlington the Free Public WIFI is available in the Peoples Park and Link Road between the ...

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Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme

Portarlington Façade Enhancement Scheme has been re-launched for 2022. The grant available is 75% of the overall cost of the painting works subject to a maximum grant of €750. The scheme is open to both residential and commercial properties in French Church Street, Market Square and Main Street (part of). The scheme ...

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Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington

Very successful Post Office breakfast morning in Portarlington this week. Ireland’s post office network is crying out for more private & state business- particularly from a community banking point of view. Post offices support local communities- let’s remember to support them in return…

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Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

Active Travel Allocations for Kildare, Laois & Offaly

I very much welcome the funding announced this month to improve our walking and cycling infrastructure across the constituency. Being able to safely walk and cycle to work or school is fundamental to our quality of life. It’s also good for our health, good for the environment and good for our pocket. ...

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Portarlington Arts Festival

Portarlington Arts Festival

What started off as a conversation over a cup of coffee has become a reality. The first-ever Portarlington Arts Festival turned out to be a great success this year. There certainly is fantastic talent here locally in Portarlington. It was great also to meet Dermot Muldowney (Portarlington’s new Peace Commissioner) at ...