€250,000 for Outdoor Performance and Public Space at Somers Park

Somers Park in Castlerea is set to benefit from €250,000 in funding to create an Outdoor Performance and Public Space following a successful application by Roscommon County Council.

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice said the funding would hopefully allow a number of ‘Summer Shows’ to take place in the park next year.

“I am delighted to announce Roscommon County Council has been successful in receiving €250,000 in funding for Somers Park to create this outdoor performance space. The space will be available for all the people of Co. Roscommon to enjoy arts and events,” he said.

“We hope it will be ready by next summer and I am also hopeful we will put on some Summer Shows there in 2022.

“Thank you to the Council staff in Community and Enterprise and our Arts Officer Rhona McGrath for putting Somers Park forward for this very exciting project.

“This will be a Roscommon County Council-led project and a design will be available soon. It will include paving, seating, areas, a covered canopy, along with electricity and lighting,” Cllr. Fitzmaurice concluded.