Community groups, sporting and social clubs in Carrick-on-Suir can find out the funding opportunities available to them for River Suir related projects they dream of pursuing at a seminar in the town next week.
South Tipperary Co. Council has invited all such groups as well as individuals with an interest in the river to the River Suir Showcase Seminar at The Carraig Hotel on Tuesday, November 27 from 3pm to 7pm.
Co. Council Heritage Officer Labhaoise McKenna said the seminar will show how people can engage with the new River Suir Community Action Plan, which is a master plan of 46 umbrella projects ranging from archaeology, tourism and mapping to youth projects, some of which are already being worked on.
The seminar, which is free to the public, will provide information on the structures established for the Action Plan’s roll out and the funding opportunities for future projects groups and individual have in mind.
It will also be a forum for locals and groups with an interest in the river to hear about exciting updates on existing and new projects on the Suir.
“Any individuals or representatives from groups and societies such as residents associations, tidy towns groups, angling clubs, walking clubs, boating clubs, biodiversity groups and historical societies with an interest in the river and its development are encouraged to attend,” she said.
Ms McKenna explained that the River Suir Community Action Plan aims to streamline and co-ordinate activities taking place on the Suir in South Tipperary.
It was drawn up on the basis of information and data gathered from the Waterways Forward Project and the River Suir Showcase Seminar in Carrick-on-Suir last year.
She said the Action Plan is being rolled out with multi-agency support from South Tipperary Co. Council, South Tipperary Development Company and South Tipperary Tourism Company.
And it forms the basis for South Tipperary County Council’s participation in an European INTERREG project called ‘Green and Blue Futures’.