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Corran Community Hall takes shape following £349,000 lottery funding

Corran Community Hall

A new community hall in Tassagh is starting to take shape following a £349,000 lottery grant last year.

Corran Community Association demolished their old Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall on the Newtownhamilton Road in the summer.

It was in December 2015 that Corran Community Association was awarded a share of a £2.7 million Big Lottery Fund grant under the Space and Place Programme.

Now, these images show the development taking shape earlier this month.

This new space will facilitate the holding of a range of activities at the same time given its multi-functional design, which will bring additional benefits and connectivity to the community.

As a result, the community will able to run current and many new activities for the people of the area with the added benefit that as a multi-use hall, a number of the core beneficiaries of the project are young people, older people, women and carers as well as groups who currently don’t use the hall due to political and cultural reasons.

The Corran Community Association was established in 1999 to develop activities and programmes which would benefit a small rural community located between Armagh City and Newtownhamiltion.

Since they were set up, the group has used the only community based venue in the area; this being an Ancient Order of Hibernians hall that was erected in 1934.

Despite ongoing maintenance of this building, it is no longer fit for purpose and this is viewed by the group and local residents as a barrier to wider community engagement and connectivity.

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