Waterford LEADER Partnership were delighted to assist Rathgormack North Waterford Community Development group develop a top-class amenity area at the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains in rural County Waterford. This project was funded by the Waterford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) under the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 Basic Services to Local Communities Measure.
The new Comeragh Amenity Area in Rathgormack includes an enclosed floodlit all-weather 4G astro turf games area approximately 70m long by 40m wide which will cater for a wide variety of sports and activities, a floodlit walking track and a fully landscaped recreational and outdoor entertainment area.
Members of the Rathgormack North Waterford Community Development Group embarked on an ambitious journey back in October 2013 when they set out their plans to develop a Multi-Use Games and Community Amenity Area on a site adjacent to the hugely popular Hiking Centre.
For many years, the Rathgormack Hiking & Hostel Centre has been a popular venue for scouting groups, hiking enthusiasts etc. and has been a base for a wide range of community groups and activities for children and adults of all ages.
Numerous fundraisers were staged to help make the community’s latest dream become a reality and with funding support from the Rural Development Leader Programme 2014 -2020 the area has a fantastic amenity which is a credit to their tremendous efforts.
With convenient access to the mountains, Rathgormack has now secured it’s claim as a gateway to the Comeraghs and to exploring surrounding natural features such as Crotty’s Lake, Coumshingaun, the Mahon Falls, and the Nire Valley.