Ballyfinane National School in partnership with Ballyfinane Hall Committee are delighted to have received CLÁR Funding for this wonderful Community Playground. This wonderful initiative is a partnership with the local school, hall committee and Kerry County Council who joined together to secure a suitable site. Funding for the playground was provided through the CLÁR initiative and from the local Tour de Ballyfinane which is organised by Ballyfinane NS Parents Association annually.

All the young boys and girls in Ballyfinane NS and the local community are overjoyed to have a playground on their doorstep and have given it the big thumbs ups. We are delighted to welcome Brendan Griffin TD to the official Opening today. The Ribbon was cut at 1pm while the pupils of Ballyfinane NS entertained us with beautiful traditional music and Irish dancing.

“Principal Catherine O Shea said she is delighted with this new addition to the locality as it provides a great social outlet for families and gives the boys and girls a safe and fun place to play during breaks. I know that this new playground has involved a tremendous amount of work and commitment – where enormous praise and gratitude must be given to the many people who have played a part in making this wonderful dream and facility come through for the children and community of Ballyfinane.”

Eileen Daly (Ballyfinane Hall Commitee) “Eileen Daly thanked the hall committee for help and support in choosing the site for Playground and wished the children in the school and the wider community many happy, safe years of fun in their new playground”.

Marie Edwards (Ballyfinane Parents Association)“The playground is a great asset to our small rural community. It’s lovely for the children and people of Ballyfinane to have a focal point to meet. This would not have been achieved only for the fantastic Community spirit and the hard work of the school, Board of Management, Parent’s Association, Kerry County Council and Ballyfinane Hall Committee”

Ross Lally 4th class pupil in Ballyfinane “I like the playground because it is good for all ages. It has a climbing frame for the older children, three slides for all ages and a pretend shop for pretend play. It’s lots of fun and I really enjoy it.”

Mia Ryan 2nd class “thinks the playground is lots of fun as there is lots of equipment to play on” Rachel Lally “likes all the different equipment to play on”.