Funding has been secured for the Community Playground at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar.

Fine Gael deputy Alan Dillon says the funding was awarded under the Local Authorities Play & Recreation Capital Grant scheme and will form part of a wider investment in outdoor spaces for Children’s play and learning.

A key criteria of the scheme is that proposed projects must be accessible and inclusive for all children.

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Funding has also been secured for playgrounds by Galway county council in  Tuam, Loughrea and Ballinasloe, under this scheme, according to councillor Donagh Killilea

A grant of €30,000 has been awarded for refurbishment works to the 3 playgrounds – Palace Grounds, Tuam, Gort Rd, Loughrea and St Micheal’s, Ballinasloe.

While Galway city council has secured similar funding for two new installations in the city - a wheelchair accessible swing at Claude Toft Park, Salthill and a Sensory Garden at the Children's Millennium Park in the city.