Watergrasshill gets new plaza

Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan, with members of Watergrasshill Community Association at Wednesday morning's official opening of the village's new plaza, l-r: Dan Lynch, Paul Sharkey, Kieran Walsh, Barry Curtin, Robert Ryall and Damien Coakley. (Picture: John Ahern)

In the absence of a Village Green or Town Square, Watergrasshill now has a spectacular plaza.

Supported by the local authority and financed thanks to assistance from Cork County Council’s Recreational Grant Scheme, the Village Enhancement Scheme and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, this impressive civic space was officially opened by Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Gillian Coughlan on Wednesday morning. 

Speaking at the opening, Cllr. Coughlan was glowing in her praise of Watergrasshill Community Association, who spearheaded the project. 

“Once again, local volunteers have steered this project from planning to completion, the end result is an eye catching multi-use civic space that enhances an already attractive village centre, ‘comhghairdeas’ (congratulations) and well done to all concerned,” she said. 

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