The Department of Social Welfare renewed the Community Employment scheme for Lisacul and Loughglynn for another year this month. Jean Timothy of DSW visited Lisacul’s Community Centre to meet with participants and to thank the team for their contributions to the vibrancy of both villages and to compliment them on the enhancements they have made to how the villages look and to how they feel.
Anyone driving through either Loughglynn or Lisacul can’t fail to see the wells, welcome signs, flower beds and well tended verges that participants on the scheme create and maintain. Those of us lucky enough to live here enjoy the facilities at both community centres – the after school primary club, music festivals, auctions, craft fairs, and active age groups that participants support, as well as the zumba, yoga and Irish dancing. And now, even virtual visitors can see what goes on through the website, the twitter and facebook accounts and – coming soon – the Flickr account.