€82k for local sensory gardens – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

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