On Monday 23rd April Pallaskenry Community Council launched its Community Enhancement Plan. The plan, which was part funded by West Limerick Resources Ltd, was prepared by O’Leary and Associates Training and Consultancy Ltd. The purpose of the plan is to promote and support community initiatives aimed at improving the character and amenity of the village and surrounding area. It will also be used as a platform for the various community based organisations to approach various funding organisations to develop projects in the community. The plan was developed over a number of months and involved a consultation process with the community, sports and voluntary organisations, schools and external organisations such as Limerick County Council and West Limerick Resources. The enhancement plan focuses on the development of facilities for sport, young people and for general community use. The plan provides recommendations for the development of community facilities, a community playground and options around the development of Ringmoylan Pier. Other recommendations focus on upgrades to infrastructure such as footpaths, lighting, signage and supporting Tidy Town’s initiatives. According to the consultants Pallaskenry is a village which has been developed over the years but yet has maintained its rural character with limited impact on the visual amenity of the area. There is a strong community and voluntary structure in the village and the village is well served with recreation, sports and educational facilities close to the village core. There is a strong sporting and scouting tradition in the village. The village and surround countryside could be described as a walker’s paradise with 3 looped walking routes and the proximity of the Shannon Estuary and Ringmoylan Pier offering more opportunities for walkers. Areas that need to be addressed include provision of youth space for younger people in the community and improvement to infrastructure such as roads, footpaths and signage. The enhancement plan provides a framework under which the recommended actions can be developed and financed. With the support of the Community Council and the wider community the actions recommended will lead to the enhancement of Pallaskenry as a place to live and work into the future.