The playground at the Fair Green in Ardee remains open to the public as work is set to get underway on installing new playground pieces in an extension to the popular facility.
Workers have erected perimeter fencing around the south end of the playground on Tuesday morning so as to faciliate the new build. The playground is being extended by around 20 feet towards Irish Street.
The extension comes after Ardee was awarded €72,250 from last year’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme, where 170 towns and villages across the country benefitted from a total pot of €10 million.
Last year, new rubber surface tiles were laid and new tiny tots equipment for smaller children were installed in an upgrade to the tune of €16,000.
The figure awarded to Ardee – in excess of €72,000 – is also being spent on the upgrading and visual enhancement of three roundabouts in the town, signage, the upgrade of the heritage trail, wildlife garden and Railway Walk area.
The Town and Village Renewal Scheme also helped the locals of Reaghstown to bring their playground project at Western GFC to fruition. They were granted €42,500 from the scheme last November to help build their playground which they hope to open to the public later this month.
You can give to the Reaghstown Playground’s GoFundMe page by clicking here.