Aerial view of Social Housing Development at Cuan Barra Ballingeary Co Cork

Aerial view of Social Housing Development at Cuan Barra Ballingeary Co Cork

Dónal McManus, Chairperson Irish Council of Social Housing and the Mayor’s representative Cllr. Michael Looney recently launched a new development of social housing at Cuan Barra, Kilmore, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh by the housing body Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire Teo.

The development comprises of three houses providing long-term accommodation for older people. Cork County Council is the sanctioning authority for the project and assisted in securing funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and supporting its development through the Capital Assistance Scheme.

Speaking at the launch, Donal McManus, CEO of the Irish Council for Social Housing, said “This is a concrete example of the successful partnership that has been fostered between Coiste Tithe Uibh Laoire and Cork County Council. This rural revitalisation work demonstrates what smaller housing associations can achieve through the dedication and zeal of the local community. These additional low energy and age-friendly bungalows, alongside the existing campus facilities and services cater for the needs of both the local residents as well as the wider community, and they really are the lynchpin around which the resilient community of Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh will thrive and prosper”.
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