Saturday, July 02, 2016

'Teach' now really taking shape

It’s very hard to resist the call from the people behind the Teach na nDaoine project, and the latest in a long line of helping hands is Tommy Duggan of Duggan Construction in Brannockstown, who has been helping clean the roof of the old Dispensary, writes Brian Byrne.

A lot of work has been going on inside, and the existing building has already been transformed from a collection of small dark rooms to a fine open plan area much more suited to the proposed drop-in centre for elderly and potentially isolated people in the community.

It’s also fully insulated and rewired, has new windows and Girts Sedols from Latvia who has been living in Ireland for 12 years, and is better known locally as 'Handyman Mick’, is just completing the plasterwork.

A planning application for an extension to the building has been lodged with Kildare County Council and a decision is due by 7 August 2016. But that won't delay the completion of the base facility.

Pictured are Tommy Duggan, John Brady and Steve Kinneavy of the project Committee, and local helper Brian O'Neill.