Following the successful launch by Joanne O’Riordan, of The Farm in Grenagh last week, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Chairman Sean Hegarty welcomed the project coming to fruition. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership were able to contribute almost €200,000 towards the tourism and heritage project which seeks to showcase the 1950-1970’s era in rural Ireland, and in particular the effect of electrification on rural areas and agriculture.
The Farm which includes a Café, Conference facilities, an indoor toddlers play area, as well as gardens, a forge, an outdoor play area and picnic areas will become an important destination in the tapestry of Irish tourism and fits perfectly with the ethos of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership.
Commenting this week, Sean said, “One of our objectives with Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is to develop the tourism and heritage potential of our region. We have created Heritage Bus Tours to showcase the rich array of history on offer in North Cork, so when we heard of the work that the Forde family were undertaking we were delighted to provide any assistance we could”.
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership provide funding for heritage and cultural projects in north Co. Cork which can range from aid for Heritage Centres, to display portals and tours. If you have an idea you would like to explore contact them on 025 33411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was funded through the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.