Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €82,302 for the development of three sensory gardens in Roscommon/Galway.
Lawrencetown Community Development has secured €13,943, Kilronan Community Playschool has secured €23,800 and Keadue Sportsfield has received €44,559 in funding for sensory gardens from Minister Michael Ring.
These sensory gardens are designed to stimulate the senses and can be of particular benefit in enhancing the quality of life for people with a diverse range of challenges but also of benefit to young children in developing their senses.
A sensory garden is designed to stimulate the senses by using flowers, plants and materials that engage the senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.
“Full credit is due to the local community groups involved in securing this funding which will be of benefit to not only those in the local area but also to tourists and visitors to Roscommon and Galway,” concluded Denis Naughten.
The list of projects receiving funding this year are:
|County||Organisation||Project Details||Funding Amount|
|CAVAN||Cavan Autism Parents Support CLG Sensory Garden||Sensory Garden||€25,500.00|
|CAVAN||Project Belturbet||Sensory Garden||€10,200.00|
|CORK||Bantry Peace Park Sensory Garden||Sensory Garden||€25,500.00|
|CORK||Ballymakeera Tidy Towns||Sensory Garden||€24,557.00|
|GALWAY||Lawrencetown Community Development Group||Sensory Garden||€13,943.03|
|GALWAY||Muintearas Teo||Sensory Garden||€46,622.50|
|KERRY||An Díseart||Sensory Garden||€34,000.00|
|KERRY||Social Action Group Rathmore||Sensory Garden||€19,356.00|
|LAOIS||Coolrain Playground||Sensory Garden||€59,160.00|
|LEITRIM||Kiltyclogher Community Council||Sensory Garden||€34,663.00|
|LEITRIM||Childhood Days Drumshanbo||Sensory Garden||€6,899.89|
|LOUTH||Maria Goretti Foundation||Sensory Garden||€16,923.50|
|LONGFORD||Ballinalee Community Group||Sensory Garden||€21,452.30|
|LONGFORD||St Marys Community Campus||Sensory Garden||€6,193.70|
|MAYO||Barony Community Development Group Foxford||Sensory Garden||€60,000.00|
|MAYO||Keenagh Development Committee||Sensory Garden||€20,000.00|
|MONAGHAN||Youth Work Ireland Cavan Monaghan||Sensory Youth and Community Space||€5,950.00|
|MONAGHAN||Aghabog Early Years||Sensory Garden||€11,176.00|
|ROSCOMMON||Kilronan Community Playschool||Sensory Garden||€23,800.00|
|ROSCOMMON||Keadue Sportsfield Sensory Garden||Sensory Garden||€44,559.04|
|SLIGO||Dromore West Community Council||Sensory Garden||€51,000.00|
|TIPPERARY||Ballysloe Tidy Towns||Sensory Garden||€51,000.00|
|TIPPERARY||Ballyporeen Community Council Ltd.||Sensory Garden||€51,000.00|
|WESTMEATH||Raharney Community Park||Sensory Garden||€17,000.00|
|WICKLOW||Knockananna Community Group||Sensory Garden||€34,000.00|