Rural Regeneration & Development Fund Ballyhoura Development oversees implementation, on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development, of projects being implemented by two local communities, and funded through the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF): Glenbrohane Local Hub and Murroe Community Hub. The purpose of the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) is to support job creation in rural areas, to address de-population of rural communities, and to support improvements in towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000, particularly in outlying areas. Glenbrohane Local Hub This Project seeks to significantly enhance the range of services available to local residents and businesses. The vision is to create a social enterprise hub which will provide employment opportunities, address rural isolation and create a tourist attraction. The Project involves the innovative conversion of an old public house into a community facility housing a café and shops for local crafts and produce. It will also provide a Men’s Shed space, office and meeting rooms. To find out more about Glenbrohane Local Hub, contact Amanda Slattery at [email protected]. Murroe Community Hub This is a community driven project which involves the construction of a two storey, 2,467 sq.m multi-purpose building for the community of Murroe-Boher and its surrounds. The building will include a large hall for sports and community events, a scout den, meeting rooms, an office, changing facilities, showers and bathrooms, and space for a community café. This is the third phase of an ambitious larger Murroe Town Park Project to develop public space for sporting and recreational activities on a 6 acre site. In addition, it will act as a ‘smart campus’ offering free fibre broadband access for the community and hot desk facilities for local business people. The aim of the project is to put in place social infrastructure which meets the needs of the community. To find out more about Murroe Community Hub, contact Amanda Slattery at [email protected].