In late 2016, early 2017, the community of Ardpatrick had a large meeting open to all members of the public, where people from all around the parish outlined all the positive areas within the parish and those that may need improving. With a broad range of suggestions ranging from footpaths around the village to better access to the graveyard and more, the most sought after development was an area or facility that the public could have access to, be it a playground, astroturf pitch, park or sports hall. A small group was later formed, known today as the Ardpatrick Development Projects group.
The group have identified a plot of land in a prime location, adjacent the Ardpatrick National School. This site is roughly 1 acre in size and is currently home to a small disused farm building. ADP are currently in the process of fundraising enough money to purchase the identified land. Stay up to date with this projects progress here at ardpatrick.ie and if you would like to assist in this once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the parish please contact the group via the contact information below.
We are delighted to announce that our Ardpatrick Development Projects group launch night will take place on Saturday, September 1st at 9pm in The Greenwood Inn. With our first major project being identified as the purchase and development of a local plot of land we are glad to announce that on this night we will also launch the highly anticipated Strictly Come Dancing Ardpatrick. On launch night all 24 dancers and their pairings will be REVEALED. With a raffle and music by the great Donie O'Sullivan it is sure to be a fun and entertaining night. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.
The Ardpatrick Development Projects group was officially formed in Ardpatrick last night following a meeting in the Community Centre.
George Douglas opened the meeting and did a review of how a group of seven people from the community have been working in the background for the last 12 months to secure land close to the village. A 3/4 of an acre site next to the primary school, as well as a disused farm building, have been identified and prices have been agreed with the landowners.
George then outlined the feedback that the group have had recently from meetings they have held with the Ardpatrick Community Council, the School Board of Management and the Parents Association, as well as a meeting with the Pre-Planning Dept of Limerick City and County Council.
Having brought the project to this point, the group of people involved then felt that there needed to be an official group formed, with a mandate from the community to take the project forward.
With nominations thrown open to the floor, the following officers were elected:
Chairperson George Douglas, Vice Chairperson John Shanahan; Secretary Damien Lee, Assistant Secretary Mike Coughlan; Joint Treasurers Eamon O'Sullivan and Mary O'Sullivan; PRO Alan McCarthy.
Committee: Ed Douglas, Dave Quilty, Pa Collopy, John Downes, Fran Stone, Liz Power, Michelle Quilty and Pio McCarthy.
Anyone wishing to join the Committee is more than welcome, please come along to the next meeting or get in touch with any of the elected officers.